The News That Matters about the Nuclear Industry Fukushima Chernobyl Mayak Three Mile Island Atomic Testing Radiation Isotope

Poland starts handing out anti-radiation tablets as battle rages around Ukraine nuclear power plant.

  • Fears of nuclear exposure have raised in Poland with on-going war in Ukraine
  • Neighbouring Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine is Europe’s largest
  • Officials described the move as a ‘preventative’ and ‘preemptive’ measure 
  • Comes as Putin vows to use ‘all forces’ to protect new annexed regions 

Daily Mail, By SUMMER GOODKIND FOR MAILONLINE, 1 October 2022,

Polish officials have started handing out anti-radiation tablets nationwide, as fears grow of nuclear exposure triggered by the war in neighbouring Ukraine.

Fire departments have been handed the tablets as a response to the current fighting around Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant – Europe’s largest – which has raised fears of a nuclear disaster.

Officials described the move as a ‘preventative’ and ‘preemptive’ measure………………………………..

The medical representative at the press conference, Doctor Wojciech Zgliczynski, cautioned against taking anti-radiation tablets except when necessary.

He added that children, youths, pregnant women and breast-feeding mothers were most at risk of getting cancer from exposure to radiation.

Pobozy said the potassium iodide tablets were a preventative measure in case of a nuclear accident but would not help in response to a tactical nuclear weapon attack.

Under that scenario ‘entirely different isotypes are released, ones against which there is unfortunately no tablet to protect us,’ he told reporters.

He stressed however that compared to a nuclear accident, an attack was ‘even less likely’.


September 29, 2022 - Posted by | EUROPE, health

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: