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    Irish fire and disaster emergency services would not be equipped to cope with the fallout of a major nuclear accident, the chair of the National Firefighters' Committee, Brian Murray, has warned. - Irish Times

    Sure don't we have iodine tablets? Sure we'll be grand...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cochrane
    Irish fire and disaster emergency services would not be equipped to cope with the fallout of a major nuclear accident, the chair of the National Firefighters' Committee, Brian Murray, has warned. - Irish Times

    Sure don't we have iodine tablets? Sure we'll be grand...........[/
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    I never got any tablets and there I was in housing estate in dublin at the time too. Hardly hard to find. I get plenty of electoral literature through the door though. Perhaps we should get polticians to use paper for their literature that can be used to shield us from radiation!
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    Apparently people ate their iodine tablets after watching Fallout on RTE. Anyone know if this is just an urban myth, or are people actually that stupid?
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    Everyones Iodine tablets are out of date. They are only of use to people with Iodine deficiencies anyway, such as the elderly and pregnant women. Most peoples natural Iodine levels will be sufficient to deflect minor exposure. When iodine ceases to be effective its because there are dangerous levels, which as chance would have it occurs during a nuclear accident.

    The only reason for the distribution was to save Joe Jacobs anyway.

    But they might as well have given us a big fluffy feather, for all the good it will do.

    The Governement have however discovered the most important anti-radiation device. A window!!!

    Government consultants have actually advised people with Radon in their homes to open their windows and let out the radiation. Another gang of Government advisors has said that in the event of a nuclear accident go to your home and close your windows.

    Remarkable things, them there windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cochrane View Post
    Irish fire and disaster emergency services would not be equipped to cope with the fallout of a major nuclear accident, the chair of the National Firefighters' Committee, Brian Murray, has warned. - Irish Times

    Sure don't we have iodine tablets? Sure we'll be grand...........
    Part of the reason this was considered funny (other than Joe Jacob's comical incompetence) was that the thought of there being a truly good reason to fear radioactive poisoning. That it is no longer a comical aside shows just how much has changed in Europe and how fast it is changing.

    All Belgian residents issued with iodine tablets to protect against radiation
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