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Switzerland: iodine pills to take in a nuclear accident

Every ten years the Swiss government distributes potassium iodide tablets to people living near nuclear plants, but how effective are they? In Switzerland there are four nuclear power plants currently generating electricity. Potassium iodide tablets are sent out by the Swiss National Emergency Operations Centre, as a precautionary measure in the event of a nuclear accident.