Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Be prepared': U.S. Surgeon General's warning as terrified Americans panic-buy anti-radiation drugs and Geiger counters over nuclear fall-out fears

  • sells 250,000 potassium iodide pills while Anbex gets three orders a MINUTE instead of per week
  • Packs of 14 pills that usually cost $9.99 changing hands on and eBay for $250 to $400
  • begs people not to place any more orders after it sells out of radiation detection gadgets
  • Real-time radiation map of U.S. shows levels are currently within normal ranges
  • Japan Fukushima plant rocked by another fire and two more explosions, bringing the total to four
  • President Obama: 'No danger of Japan nuclear fallout reaching the U.S.'

Worried Americans are panic-buying drugs to protect themselves against the nuclear fallout in Japan after the U.S. Surgeon General warned 'be prepared'.

Regina Benjamin said it was right to be prepared for harmful radiation that could blow across to the West Coast following explosions at the Fukushima plant in Japan - in contrast to guidance from state officials.


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