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Potassium Iodide (KI)

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) participates in a program sponsored by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to supply Potassium Iodide (KI) pills to the general public within the 10 mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) around each commercial nuclear power plant.  The following counties are in the 10 mile EPZ:  Ashtabula, Columbiana, Geauga, Lake, Lucas, and Ottawa.

The new replacement KI from the NRC was received in September 2014 and has the lot number TU404A which expires on April 30, 2020.  The new replacement KI has been distributed to the local and county health departments within the 10 mile EPZ.  Members of the general public in the 10 mile EPZ should contact their local or county health department for information on the availability of replacement KI.  During an incident, KI will be made available at evacuation reception/care centers.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency recommends disposing of expired KI by placing in the household trash.  The following table lists the expired lot numbers.

Lot # Brand Expiration
 P200212  iOSAT – 130 mg  May 2009
 TU801A  ThyroSafe – 65 mg  October, 2014
 TU902A  ThyroSafe – 65 mg  December, 2014

For more information:

KI Directive
NRC Website

Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
Bureau of Environmental Health and Radiation Protection
Radiological Health and Safety Section
246 N High St
Columbus OH 43215

Telephone: (614) 644-2727
Fax: (614) 466-0381

E-Mail: Bradiation@odh.ohio.gov