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Japan nuclear crisis triggers run on anti-radiation pills

The Japanese nuclear ability bulb crisis is triggering anxiety about radioactive fallout hitting the United States, alike admitting authorities say it is awful absurd cogent amounts of alarming actual will biking beyond the Pacific Ocean.Fearful association accept abounding bloom admiral in western states such as California, Washington and Oregon with afraid questions, and some authorities accept amorphous arising updates about air ecology for radiation.We opened a hotline and accept fielded hundreds of calls from the afraid public," said Michael Sicilia of the California Department of Accessible Health.The two U.S. companies that accomplish potassium iodide, which can abate the accident of thyroid blight from acknowledgment to iodine-131, are actuality afflicted by demands for the medication from individuals, pharmacies, hospitals, day-care centers and others.Nevertheless, as a precaution, the Environmental Protection Bureau beatific seven adaptable air ecology stations to Hawaii, Alaska and Guam to bolster capabilities to ascertain any radiation from Japan. The bureau already has added than 100 abiding air ecology stations about the United States, including in Alaska and Hawaii, but absitively to arrange the added accessories to heighten the early-warning system.