Japan radiation fears trigger panic buying of iodine tablets

By Mark Watts
Published: Thursday, 17 March 2011

Unlikely to strongly impact global demand; reported disruption to Japan iodine output

Fears of a meltdown at Japan’s earthquake-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have caused the widespread panic buying of iodine-containing tablets as far away as the USA and Finland.

Japanese authorities have been attempting to cool down reactors at the power plant after it was damaged by the 9.0 magnitude...

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