potassium iodate


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potassium iodate

[pə′tas·ē·əm ′ī·ə‚dāt]
(inorganic chemistry)
KIO3 Odorless, white crystals; soluble in water, insoluble in alcohol; melts at 560°C; used as an analytical reagent and in medicine.
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"IGN has donated machines that can measure potassium iodate content in salt within 10 minutes, while previously the tests had to be sent to the Health Ministry which took two or three weeks," Obeid added.
* Potassium iodate (67.40 mg / kg): 50,55 mg / kg <67,40 mg / kg <84.25 mg / kg.
Potassium iodate solution (25 ml; 0.0055 mol of [KIO.sub.3] is then added slowly.
The test detects the presence of iodate over the range of recommended levels of iodination (6-130 mg of potassium iodate per kg of salt).
Pittman, (14) et al, compared the mean value of the 24-hour radioiodide uptake by the thyroid gland in a group of 63 euthyroid subjects prior to iodization of bread with another group of 53 euthyroid subjects following the use of potassium iodate in bread.
Mr Duffy is now urging the Government to issue potassium iodate tablets, which would minimise the health affects of a nuclear disaster, to all homes in the area.
Does one then need the potassium iodate tablets issued by the Irish Government for emergency use in the event of a nuclear accident?
The potassium iodate tablets have been on hand at all homes within two kilometres of the Calder Hall plant at Sellafield, in Cumbria, and every school in an even wider area, in case of a potential radioactive leak.
# About 25 bottles of potassium iodate tablets, which can help fight the effects of radioactive contamination.
The basic chemicals used are potassium iodate, arsenic trioxide, ammonium persulfate, ammonium cerium(IV) sulfate dihydrate, sodium chloride, ferroine, and sulfuric acid.
The envelopes contain an orange box labelled Potassium Iodate Tablets and For Emergency use only in the event of a nuclear accident.
The potassium iodate pills, which help treat radiation poisoning, are also a contingency against a terrorist attack on a nuclear power station.

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