Tag: Iodine

  • Declining fish consumption in Iceland results in iodine deficiency

    Declining fish consumption in Iceland results in iodine deficiency

    In Iceland, pregnant women have been diagnosed with iodine deficiency for the first time, which can affect fetal development. This is a consequence of insufficient consumption of fish and milk and is a serious problem. ‚ÄúThis is a serious problem because iodine is extremely important, especially for young women. It affects the production of thyroid […]

  • Astronomers discover a mysterious perfect circular explosion in space

    Astronomers discover a mysterious perfect circular explosion in space

    Researchers from the University of Turku were involved in an international collaboration led by astrophysicists from the University of Copenhagen, which led to the discovery. The study has just been published in the journal Nature. Kilonovas are massive explosions that occur when two neutron stars orbiting each other eventually collide. Kilonovae are responsible for creating […]

  • Finnish pharmacies are running out of iodine tablets after the guideline update

    Finnish pharmacies are running out of iodine tablets after the guideline update

    Orion, manufacturer of the only iodine product suitable for the age group mentioned in the instructions (3-40 years old) told According to Helsingin Sanomat, the pharmacies will be replenished by the end of this month. “We will provide more information when the schedule is clear,” a spokesperson for the pharmaceutical giant told the newspaper. Elina […]

  • There is no need to hoard iodine tablets, the pharmacy association says

    There is no need to hoard iodine tablets, the pharmacy association says

    The updated recommendation of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health led to an increase in demand for iodine tablets on Tuesday.

  • Improper disposal of medicines is a serious problem in the capital region

    Improper disposal of medicines is a serious problem in the capital region

    According to a recent study, almost a third (28%) of the residents of the capital region do not return unused or expired medicines to the pharmacy. The study also shows that women take their medical waste to the pharmacy much more often than men. A total of 1,002 people between the ages of 16 and […]

  • This will happen in the event of a nuclear accident in Sweden

    This will happen in the event of a nuclear accident in Sweden

    New contingency zones around Sweden’s nuclear power plant on 1 July As of 1 July, Sweden has three new contingency zones around each nuclear power plant. An inner zone of up to 5 km an outer zone of 25 km and a planning zone of up to 100 km. Hear Jan Johansson from the Swedish […]

  • Denmark to get millions of iodine tablets

    Denmark to get millions of iodine tablets

    Two million tablets are estimated to be enough to cover the risk group in the event of a nuclear incident taking place nearby. That group consists of children and young people up to the age of 18, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers as well as health and emergency personnel who work outside and who are up […]

  • Civil shelters in need of care and maintenance

    Civil shelters in need of care and maintenance

    Civil protection can only provide the protection designed for them if they are regularly serviced and maintained. At the moment, this may not be the case for many private institutions, and according to the Finnish Rescue Association SPEK, a change is needed. Finland has an extensive civil protection network, the purpose of which is to […]

  • Finnish nuclear power plant: No change in radiation levels in Ukraine

    Finnish nuclear power plant: No change in radiation levels in Ukraine

    The Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) said on Saturday that the safety of Zaporizhzhia, Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, has not been endangered. STUK stated that it would base its assessment on information received from the Ukrainian authorities. Russian forces attacked the plant early Friday, when a training facility near the reactor buildings caught […]

  • Iodine tablets are sold as hot bread in Denmark

    Iodine tablets are sold as hot bread in Denmark

    In the wake of the war raging in Ukraine, the physical and digital sales of iodine tablets have gone through in Denmark. The dramatic increase is driven by people’s fears of some form of nuclear fallout. “We have gone from selling two to three units a day to up to 40,” Maj Duchnick, Matas’ online […]

  • Pharmacy Association: Iodine tablets do not need to be collected

    Pharmacy Association: Iodine tablets do not need to be collected

    Demand for strong iodine tablets has been higher than usual since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine, and stocks in several pharmacies have completely run out. By Charlotta SandlerIodine tablets have been widely sought after in pharmacies since the news of the Russian occupation of Ukraine. "According to the recommendations of the authorities, it […]

  • Finns reserve iodine tablets

    Finns reserve iodine tablets

    The attack on Ukraine has affected domestic pharmaceutical sales. Demand for strong iodine has been higher than usual in the pharmacy chain Yliopiston Apteekki, which has stores all over Finland. Strong iodine is only intended for use in a crisis situation, such as a nuclear incident. Iodine tablets from Joensuu’s New Pharmacy ran out on […]