“There are two effective ways to protect yourself from the negative effects of radiation,” says Candidate of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Specialist in Photochemistry Igor Sokolsky. — The first is the intake of potassium iodide. True, there is very little active substance in pharmacy dosages, so emergency services usually distribute the drug in the right dosage. The second is the use of flavonoids (found in any plant food, most of them in eggplant, grapes, cherries, citrus fruits, green tea, legumes). They bind and remove radicals from the body.

The assertion that drinking alcohol helps with an increased radiation background is a myth. Yes, at one time the liquidators of the consequences of the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant were given large quantities of vodka. But only to reduce stress. As for the body’s defenses, then ethyl alcohol only harms. The more drunk, the lower the body’s resistance to negative external influences.