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Japan's Radiation Situation

Currently there is no danger to San Francisco residents from Japan's nuclear emergency. The San Francisco Department of Public Health does not recommend taking potassium iodide. Potassium iodide can have serious side effects and should not be taken unless recommended. We are monitoring the situation closely and will alert the public if recommendations change.
 
For more information, please call the California Department of Public Health hotline number at (916) 341-3947, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific Daylight time.

Additional Resources

San Francisco FAQ - Japan Nuclear Emergency - March 24, 2011

San Francisco FAQ - Japan Nuclear Emergency - March 24, 2011 (Chinese)

CDPH Radiation FAQ in English

CDPH Radiation FAQ in Spanish

For Health Care Providers

Radiation Emergency Medical Management

Information on Radiation:


CDPH Radiation FAQ
CDC Health Effects and Treatment

CDC FAQ about water
FDA Food Safety FAQ
EPA Monitoring


Preparing for Emergencies:


San Francisco Emergency Preparedness
California Be Prepared