There has been a rush to buy medical iodine in Russia’s far north, following a brief radiation spike linked to a rocket accident, Russian media report. Pharmacies’ stocks of iodine are reported to be running out in the cities of Arkhangelsk and Severodvinsk. Iodine can block the thyroid gland’s take-up of radioactive iodine, but the pills can also cause medical problems.
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