By Mary Shomon
Updated April 13, 2011
Chernobyl has been of particular interest to thyroid practitioners and patients, because one of the radioisotopes released during reactor accidents is iodine 131 – also known as radioactive iodine, or radioiodine. Radioactive iodine can contaminate the food supply and contaminate plants, animals and water where, once ingested, it concentrates almost exclusively in the thyroid gland, where it can act as a long-term trigger for development of thyroid cancer and other thyroid problems.
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