While neither nuclear installations are regulated by the CNSC, the Windsor Essex County Health Unit and the local municipalities want the residents living within the primary zone and secondary zones to be treated the same and be as prepared as all other Canadian residents living near a nuclear installation.
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In the event of a nuclear incident that involves a release of radioactive iodine into the environment, one of the health risks is possible exposure of the thyroid gland to radioactive iodine. One way to protect the thyroid from the harmful effects of radioactive iodine is to take potassium iodide (KI) pills.
Tornadoes, also referred to as twisters are powerful column of high winds that are spun off from violent thunderstorms. These appear behind heavy rain and hail, moving at speeds up to 90 km/h.