January 15, 2015
Households and businesses in the 10 mile KI Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) may pick up KI (potassium iodide) pills at Lake County General Health District, One Victoria Square – Suite 125, Painesville, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Call the Health District at 440-350-2543 to place an order. When the order is complete, it may be picked up at our offices in Victoria Square.
Additional information concerning the use of KI can be found at:
- CDC https://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/ki.asp
- FDA http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/EmergencyPreparedness/BioterrorismandDrugPreparedness/ucm063807.htm
- NRC http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/emerg-preparedness/protect-public/ki-faq.html
- ODH http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhPrograms/rp/techs/kipolicy.aspx
Also, please find the link to the First Energy Emergency Preparedness Information (EPI) Booklet- http://www.lakecountyohio.gov/Portals/35/documents/2013 PY Mailer PDF for EMA websites.pdf
This booklet is distributed to all residences within the EPZ. Page 5 of this document contains additional instructions on how to obtain KI.