A 36-year-old member asked:
i've heard that taking iodine tablets can help with radiation exposure during long flights, is this true?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: The amount of radiation reaching the us is far below toxic levels.
6366 viewsReviewed Sep 4, 2018
Radiology 47 years experience
No: Taking iodine after exposure to radioactive fallout containing Iodine 131 can block the uptake of the radioactive iodine by the thyroid. Exposure during a commercial flight is by cosmic rays so taking iodine tabs would offer no protection from the small amount of increased exposure.
255 viewsAnswered Oct 16, 2018
Last updated Oct 16, 2018
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