ETA Public Health Board Statement

Moreno-Reyes R, Feldt-Rasmussen U, Köhrle J, Gaspar da Rocha A, Bednarczuk T, Duntas LH.

Nuclear emergency: Information and recommendations for the general population and patients with thyroid disease

Due to peoples’, and particularly thyroid patients’, increasing alarm as to the risk of a nuclear emergency, the European Thyroid Association Public Health Board, considers it necessary to issue a reminder concerning the guidelines on the use of potassium iodide (KI) tablets to protect the thyroid from radioactive iodine. Patients with treated thyroid disease should follow the same recommendations given to the general population. On the other hand, they should consult their physician so that their treatment may be adapted to the circumstances.


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