Administration of Potassium Iodide *
Because of our close proximity to the Darlington Nuclear Power Plant we need to obtain consent from you to administer a potassium iodide (KI) pill to your child. If an accident occurs at Darlington Nuclear Power Plant there is a chance radioactive material can be released. This radioactive material will be absorbed by the thyroid gland at the front of the neck. Taking the KI pill can minimize the amount of radiation taken up by the thyroid.There is a good chance that evacuation procedures will occur long before there is any risk of radiation. The KI pills are in place as an added protection for all of us. Should you have any questions regarding the KI pills please contact the Durham Region Health Department at (905)723-3818.There is a chance that an individual may have an allergic reaction to iodine. It is imperative if you inform us if you have any suspicion of your child having an allergy to iodine.According to the age group of children at Ultimate School-Agers, all the children will receive 1 pill. In case of a nuclear accident I, give Ultimate School-Agers permission to administer an iodine pill to my child.