The PATH Foundation NY recently held a press conference on May 6 to bring awareness to the importance of Potassium Iodide Distribution in the event of nuclear attacks or accidents. The PATH Foundation, under the direction of Eric R. Braverman, M.D., is making a concerted effort to inform the public about the dangers of radioactivity, particularly to children.
The Foundation published a paper in April about the necessity of having potassium iodide (KI) on hand—at home, in the office, and in vehicles—which can counteract the serious effects radiation can have on the thyroid gland.
At about $5 a bottle, no one should be without a first line of defense in the event of a nuclear accident or terrorist incident. The Foundation has also posted an informative guide for Disaster Preparation.
The ultimate goal for Dr. Braverman and the Foundation is to make 9/11 a National Day of Preparation. They were joined by former Governors George Pataki and David Paterson among other notable health and crisis management experts Irwin Redlener MD, Jordan Ryan, and James Hurley, MD. Former
Governor George Pataki was quoted saying “Dr. Braverman’s work with Bernard Loeffke, PhD, Major General US Army on analyzing different approaches to managing possible radiation incidences will have significant influence on our national security and that of other countries”.
David Paterson stated, “Dr. Braverman and the PATH Foundation’s ideas have consistently been ahead of our time. It is no wonder that their focus is now centered on potassium iodide distribution as a means to safeguard the surrounding population of Indian Point from the harmful effects of a nuclear accident. I remember when the planes flew over the reactors at Indian Point to attack the World Trade Center. I know that the threat Indian Point poses is real, and truly believe in the PATH Foundation’s efforts. I stand by PATH Foundation in the proposal to designate 9/11 our ‘State or National Day of Preparedness’ to raise awareness of this issue.”
For further information about radioactive iodine or other ongoing research efforts at the Foundation, or to make a tax-deductible donation, call 646.367.7411, or visit the Foundation online atwww.pathfoundationny.org.
Eric R. Braverman, M.D.
Dr. Braverman is a Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brandeis University and NYU Medical School, did brain research at Harvard Medical School, and trained at an affiliate of Yale Medical School. He is acknowledged worldwide as an expert in brain-based diagnosis and treatment, and he lectures to and trains doctors in anti-aging medicine.