Potassium iodide is a white crystalline salt with chemical formula , used in photography and radiation treatment. It finds widespread application as an iodide source because it is less hygroscopic than sodium iodide, making it easier to work with. KI can turn yellow upon heating in air or upon standing in moist air for long periods, because of oxidation of the iodide to iodine.

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... POTASSIUM IODIDE, KI (Iostat®, ThyroBlock®) tablets are used only to protect the thyroid gland from exposure to radioactive iodine, which may occur in the event of a nuclear plant accident or an attack with nuclear weapons. To be effective, the tablets need to be taken as soon as possible in the event of a radioactive incident, preferably within a few hours. Potassium iodide tablets do not protect against all types of radiation exposure or injury. At this time, only certain products are FDA-approved for this purpose. Potassium iodide tablets are not approved for other uses. Use for radiation protection should be under the guidance of a prescriber or public health authority. Generic potassium iodide tablets are available. ...
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