Iodine deficiency is common, and having it predisposes us to greater radioactive iodine uptake. If our thyroid is hungry for iodine, it will bind more readily to any type of iodine when exposed to it. If the only iodine around is radioactive iodine, it will absorb more when in a deficient state.
Although the levels of radioactivity found in British Columbia are considered to be very safe, even for children and pregnant women, I am of the opinion that the less radioactivity you absorb the better, no matter what the amount.
Recommended Treatment to Prevent Iodine Deficiency
2 drops of Lugol’s per day in water, for 3-4 weeks, beginning now
Possible Side Effects: rash, intestinal upset, inflammation of the salivary glands
Contraindications: Do not do this treatment if you have a thyroid condition, or are pregnant or nursing, without consulting a doctor first. Discontinue is any side effect occur, and call your doctor.