Recent changes to nuclear safety regulations recommend offering potassium iodide (KI) tablets to anyone within 80km of USA nuclear power plants. Parts of West Kent and Rondeau Provincial Park are affected.
KI protects your thyroid gland by blocking radioactive iodine in the event of an accident at any of the plants. Take these tablets only in an emergency, and only under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario. Notice of an accident would happen many ways including radio, TV, social media, text message and phone calls.
Am I Eligible for Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets?
To see if you are eligible for KI tablets and place an order click here, call 519.360.1998 or visit the Tilbury Municipal Office or Wheatley Municipal Information Desk during normal business hours.
Where Do I Pick Up Potassium Iodide (KI) Tablets?
Eligible residents of West Kent may visit the Tilbury Municipal Office or Wheatley Municipal Information Desk during normal business hours.
Eligible Rondeau Provincial Park residents, information about pick up will be available in Spring 2020.
For more program details or to see answers to frequently asked questions, visit www.ckpublichealth.com/kitablets