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Distribution and Administration of Potassium Iodide in the Event of a Nuclear Incident
A national program should be developed for follow-up of all individuals to whom KI was administered following a radiological incident, to assess short- and long-term health effects of KI administration.
Research is needed in a number of areas, as discussed in chapter 8, to provide better information to inform policy-makers and health-care providers about the risks posed by radioiodine exposure and methods to minimize long-term health effects. An evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures (short-term and long-term), and resource requirements of the different KI distribution plans implemented in the US and abroad should be conducted by a federal agency to aid states and local regions in designing and implementing effective KI distribution programs.