The intake of iodine tablets in the case of an accident in a nuclear power plant is one of several measures to protect the public. Depending on the severity of the accident and the distance from the affected plant, the emergency response authorities will instruct for additional measures to be taken. Further details on specific emergency response plans for areas in the immediate vicinity of nuclear power plants (e.g. assembly points, evacuation routes, distribution centres for iodine tablets etc.) are available from your emergency response authority, as well as from the information brochures of the respective power plant operators.

Read on below to find out how you can protect yourself and those around you.