The key facts about using iodine tablets and their effect
If a serious incident occurs at a nuclear power plant, radioactive iodine is one of the substances that may be released into the environment. This enters the human body in inhaled air and accumulates in the thyroid gland. Provided they are taken in good time, iodine tablets (potassium iodide 65 SERB tablets/potassium iodide 65 AApot tablets) prevent radioactive iodine from being absorbed by the thyroid gland.
Important: The iodine tablets are a precautionary measure. They are intended for use in an emergency and must not be taken unless directed by the authorities. If an incident occurs, the population will be alerted and informed accordingly.