Swedes in Tokyo asked to take iodine tablets
Published March 19, 2011, at. 20:32. Last modified March 19, 2011, at. 21:02
All Swedes who are in Japan and within 250 km radius from Fukushima have been advised to proactively eat iodine tablets.
This includes all Swedes in Tokyo, according to Swedish authorities.
It is the Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) that made the new assessment that wind direction may change, and the probability of a radioactive fallout in the Tokyo area is slightly larger than before, Swedish foreign ministry spokesperson Anders JÃ¶rle said.
Iodine tablets will be available at the Swedish Embassy in Tokyo Sunday morning, local time.
-Then we have more information on the Embassy website, "says JÃ¶rle.
Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, STUK, announced that the Finns in Japan do not need to take iodine tablets.
On Saturday the Swedish foreign ministry updated their travel advisory for Japan and issued the following: "Anyone who is worried and wants to be certain radioactive fallout does not affect them should consider leaving Japan or travel to parts of Japan outside the 250 km (155 miles) area".
translated by Octo and JR