This section provides information about the distribution, storage and effect of iodine tablets and about what you should do if a serious incident involving a nuclear power plant occurs.

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If an incident occurs at a nuclear power plant and radioactivity is leaked, teachers and childcare providers are permitted to give iodine tablets (potassium iodide 65 SERB) to children if ordered to do so by the authorities. The parents must subsequently be informed that iodine tablets have been administered. It is recommended that parents should be informed regularly about this topic, not least so that any allergies can be discussed. The exact procedure should be described in the emergency manual held by the school or childcare facility.

Corresponding instructions will be issued by the authorities by radio and other media.