In the event of a radiation emergency or accident that involves a release of radioactive Iodine, Potassium Iodide (KI) may be used to help prevent the risk of thyroid cancer. Local and state officials may ask citizens to evacuate or shelter-in-place as the primary public safety measure and use Potassium Iodide (KI) tablets as a supplemental protective measure in addition to evacuation or shelter-in-place.
For more information regarding South Carolina’s KI policy or the state’s radiological emergency response plans, contact:
Mary Nguyen Bright
Public Information Director
S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control
Nuclear Response and Emergency Environmental Surveillance
2600 Bull Street; Columbia, South Carolina 29201
(803) 896-4099 or 1-844-723-7377