Prevent, Promote, and Protect your Health with the Lake County General Health District
(440) 350-2543
5966 Heisley Rd
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Potassium Iodide (KI)

Potassium Iodide (KI)

Fact Sheet-KI English 

Fact Sheet-KI Spanish

June 1, 2018

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, 5966 Heisley Rd., Mentor, Ohio 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 office building in Mentor.

Additional information concerning the use of KI can be found at:

  1. CDC https://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/ki.asp

  2. FDA http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/EmergencyPreparedness/BioterrorismandDrugPreparedness/ucm063807.htm

  3. NRC http://www.nrc.gov/about-nrc/emerg-preparedness/protect-public/ki-faq.html

  4. 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.