With fears growing of a nuclear disaster in Japan, Americans are taking their own steps to protect themselves from radiation.
There's a run on iodide pills, Geiger counters and emergency kits on Amazon.com. Never mind that Japan is on the other side of the world; even Midwesterners are preparing.
Potassium iodide tablets protect the thyroid gland from radioactive material by overloading it with nonradioactive iodine.
"There is no increased risk of harmful levels of radiation exposure in the...Full Story