The younger a person is, the more sensitive their thyroid gland is to radioactive iodine and the greater the risk is of thyroid cancer developing at a later date. This means that it is above all toddlers and children who need to be protected from exposure to radiation. Experts estimate that their risk of developing cancer if they are exposed without protection is around 10 times higher than that of young adults.
|Newborns up to 1 month
||¼ tablet, just once
|Children 2 months to 3 years old
||½ tablet per day*
|Children 4 to 12 years old
||1 tablet per day*
|Children over 12 and adults
||Take 2 tablets at once per day*
|Pregnant and breastfeeding women
||Take 2 tablets at once per day over a period of up to 2 days
* The duration of administration is guided by how long the exposure situation lasts. It is determined and communicated by the authorities.