Potassium Iodide (KI) Program

Potassium Iodide Program

The South Eastern School District participates in the Pennsylvania Department of Health Potassium Iodide (KI) Program.  Should a radiation emergency occur, the media would broadcast official recommendations to the public for protective actions including the possible use of KI.  Distribution through the school system is being given high priority for the reason that children are much more sensitive to the ill effects of radioactive iodine than are adults.  KI should not be taken by anyone who is allergic to iodine.  A KI fact sheet is included in the student Handbook or by contacting the Pennsylvania Department of Health at 1-877-PA-Health or visiting the website at www.health.state.pa.us.