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2010-02-23 15:03:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile S.A. (SQM) (NYSE: SQM; Santiago Stock Exchange: SQM-B, SQM-A) announced today the suspension of operations at its El Toco and Pampa Blanca mining facilities. The decision to suspend these operations comes as a response to decreased global demand for nitrates and iodine. Demand for these two businesses was significantly affected by the financial crisis that began in the fourth quarter of 2008. Lower...

2009-11-25 06:46:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Iodine - Global Market Opportunities http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164410/Iodine---Global-Market-Opportunities.html Global iodine consumption patterns stand rejuvenated by the growing levels of awareness among health consciousness consumers about the importance of iodine as a dietary ingredient in a well-balanced diet. The growing popularity of X-ray, and MRI in...

2009-10-07 06:40:00

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent localized government handout of samples of potassium iodide has sky-rocketed sales for online merchant Nukepills.com. Recent retail orders of Iosat(TM) Potassium Iodide have increased by almost 400% and wholesale orders to vendors and medical facilities have surged as well for the authorized national distributor. A limited supply of potassium iodide tablets was handed out to people residing within 10 miles of select nuclear plants....

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2009-09-14 07:05:00

Space is not a fun place to get a stomach bug. To ensure drinking water is adequately disinfected, University of Utah chemists developed a two-minute water quality monitoring method that just started six months of tests aboard the International Space Station. "Now they bring water back on the space shuttle and analyze it on the ground. The problem is there is a big delay. You'd like to be able to maintain iodine or silver [disinfectant] levels in real time with an onboard monitor," says Marc...

2009-08-05 07:05:00

SAINT JOHN, New Brunswick, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- A new effort to examine the link between nuclear reactors and thyroid disease near NYC was made at Croton on Hudson, during this year's Clearwater Festival. The festival is held just downstream from Indian Point, the oldest operating nuclear reactor in the U.S. In keeping with Clearwater's commitment to a clean environment, it stepped up by permitting testing for elevated Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), the first clinical indicator of...

2009-04-03 11:07:56

Fifteen brands of powdered infant formula were found contaminated with perchlorate, a rocket fuel component, U.S. health officials said. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta estimated that the brands that contain only the minimum iodine concentration of 5 micrograms would leave infants iodine-deficient, and thus more vulnerable to the toxic effects of perchlorate. When perchlorate enters the body it can block the thyroid gland from taking up iodine. The...

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2009-02-26 07:25:00

U.S. researchers reported Wednesday that multivitamin supplements contain less iodine than the label promises, which could put newborns at risk for developmental issues. Boston University Medical Center researchers tested the iodine content of 60 multivitamins with iodine. Dramatic findings reveal that only 28 percent contained the full amount promised on the label. The study is published in the New England Journal of Medicine. In the other cases, researchers found the products designed to...

2009-02-25 15:40:00

Partnership with Fleming Pharmaceuticals to increase access to radiological threat antidote WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Heyltex Corporation announced an agreement in principle with Fleming Pharmaceuticals for the exclusive distribution of ThyroShield(R) in the United States. ThyroShield(R) Potassium Iodide Oral Solution is a ready-to-use, liquid medicine that protects infants, children, and adults at risk of exposure to radioactive iodine. It is the only...

2009-01-22 06:50:00

Kuwait Ministry of Health stockpiles thyroid-blocking potassium iodide for nuclear radiation emergencies MOORESVILLE, N.C., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Nukepills.com today announced the sale of 180,000 units (5.4 million doses) of ThyroShield(TM) Potassium Iodide to the Kuwait Ministry of Health. Worth approximately $1.4 million, the sale was brokered by Nukepills.com and signifies Kuwait's proactive course in protecting its citizens during a nuclear radiation emergency. "This sale is the first...

2009-01-02 13:22:07

Physicians now able to accurately distinguish cancerous lymph nodes from healthy tissue in cancer patients, according to article in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine In a study to determine the diagnostic value of molecular imaging in nodal staging of patients with thyroid cancer, researchers were able for the first time to accurately distinguish between cancerous cells in regional lymph nodes and normal residual thyroid tissue directly after surgery. Researchers from the University of...


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2009-07-09 17:47:41

Astatine is a radioactive chemical element. The symbol for Astatine is At and its atomic number is 85. Astatine is the heaviest halogen discovered. It was first produced by Dale R. Corson, Kenneth Ross Mackenzie, and Emilio Segrè in 1940. Although astatine is produced by radioactive decay in nature, it is typically found only in miniscule amounts due to its short half-life (the time it takes for one half of the atoms of a given radioactive substance to decay or disintegrate). Trace amounts...

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