APPENDIX E
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION MESSAGES REGARDING POTASSIUM IODIDE OR RADIOACTIVE IODINE

A. It is important to tailor communication messages to the audience. The National Cancer Institute has materials for downwinders from nuclear test sites on its website: http://i131.nci.nih.gov/. This includes a way to calculate one’s own risk from being exposed to radioactive iodine from fallout.

The site also contains communications materials specialized for Native Americans at: http://cancer.gov/images/Documents/9967bda0-5059-4a3f-8d5e-ff5a70194221/NA_Flip_Chart_v_7_0.pdf

B. Web links for state information about potassium iodide

California- Governor's Office of Emergency Services

Potassium Iodide (KI) Fact Sheet

http://www.oes.ca.gov/oeshomep.nsf/all/Terror_KI/$file/KI_Page.pdf

Connecticut Department of Public Health

Potassium Iodide (KI) and Nuclear Emergency Readiness

http://www.dph.state.ct.us/BCH/eeoh/ki/ki_home.htm

Delaware Health and Social Services - Division of Public Health

Facts about “KI” Preparing for a Nuclear Emergency and



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Distribution and Administration of Potassium Iodide in the Event of a Nuclear Incident APPENDIX E INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION MESSAGES REGARDING POTASSIUM IODIDE OR RADIOACTIVE IODINE A. It is important to tailor communication messages to the audience. The National Cancer Institute has materials for downwinders from nuclear test sites on its website: http://i131.nci.nih.gov/. This includes a way to calculate one’s own risk from being exposed to radioactive iodine from fallout. The site also contains communications materials specialized for Native Americans at: http://cancer.gov/images/Documents/9967bda0-5059-4a3f-8d5e-ff5a70194221/NA_Flip_Chart_v_7_0.pdf B. Web links for state information about potassium iodide California- Governor's Office of Emergency Services Potassium Iodide (KI) Fact Sheet http://www.oes.ca.gov/oeshomep.nsf/all/Terror_KI/$file/KI_Page.pdf Connecticut Department of Public Health Potassium Iodide (KI) and Nuclear Emergency Readiness http://www.dph.state.ct.us/BCH/eeoh/ki/ki_home.htm Delaware Health and Social Services - Division of Public Health Facts about “KI” Preparing for a Nuclear Emergency and

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Distribution and Administration of Potassium Iodide in the Event of a Nuclear Incident Potassium Iodide Request Form http://www.state.de.us/dhss/dph/hsp/hspnews.htm Florida Emergency Management Radiological Emergency http://www.dca.state.fl.us/fdem/bpr/Projects/CEMP%20Online/REP/Chapter10.htm Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety Important Information on the Use of Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets http://www.state.il.us/idns/html/emergencyinfo/kibrochure.asp Maine Department of Human Services Potassium Iodide - Answers to Your Questions http://www.state.me.us/dhs/eng/rad/potassium_iodide.htm Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Potassium Iodide (KI) http://www.dhmh.state.md.us/html/potiodide.htm Massachusetts Department of Public Health Massachusetts Radiation Control Program - Potassium Iodide(KI) Information http://www.state.ma.us/dph/rcp/kitoc.htm Michigan Department of Environmental Quality The Potassium Iodide (KI) Issue http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,1607,7-135-3312_4120_4243-10401--,00.html New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Potassium Iodide Facts and Application http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/DHHS/BRH/LIBRARY/default.htm

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Distribution and Administration of Potassium Iodide in the Event of a Nuclear Incident New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services State Unveils Potassium Iodide Distribution Plan (June 19, 2002) http://www.nj.gov/health/news/p20619a.htm New York State Department of Health Use of Potassium Iodide During Radiological Emergencies: Information for the Public http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/ki/ki_high.htm North Carolina Public Health North Carolina's Potassium Iodide Program http://www.dhhs.state.nc.us/dph/ki.htm Ohio Department of Health Distribution and Use of Potassium Iodide for the 10-Mile Emergency Planning Zone Population (April 22, 2002) http://www.odh.state.oh.us/odhprograms/ENVRAD/KIPolicy.PDF Pennsylvania Department of Health Press Release (August 22, 2002) Health Secretary Notes Success of PA's Potassium Iodide Distribution http://webserver.health.state.pa.us/health/CWP/view.asp?A=190&QUESTION_ID=232081 South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control Public Health Preparedness Topics – KI information http://www.scdhec.net/co/media_relations/index.htm Texas Department of Health What People Need to Know About Potassium Iodide(KI) http://www.r04.tdh.state.tx.us/ERT/radiaition/KI.htm

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Distribution and Administration of Potassium Iodide in the Event of a Nuclear Incident Vermont Department of Health Vermont's Public Distribution Plan for Potassium Iodide (KI) http://www.HealthyVermonters.info/hp/yankee/ki.shtml Virginia Department of Health Frequently Asked Questions on Potassium Iodide http://www.vdh.state.va.us/HHControl/potassiumiodideQ&A.pdf State Health Commissioner Announces Distribution Plans for Potassium Iodide Near Virginia Nuclear Power Plants (September 16, 2002) http://www.vdh.state.va.us/hhcontrol/KIDistribution.PDF Washington State Department of Health Potassium Iodide (KI) Fact Sheet (February 2003) http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/rp/air/Fact%20Sheet%2021.pdf