EANM Statement on iodine self-medication
Published on: March 17, 2022
Due to the current situation in Ukraine, many people are wondering whether the prophylactic intake of iodine preparations can be beneficial in the event of a nuclear incident. The answer to this question is definitely NO. The potential harm to the thyroid is by far exceeding any theoretical benefit. Additionally, to date, there is no evidence of an increase in radiation levels in Europe.