Urgent calls for radiation pills and survival training for EVERY family as Britain ‘woefully unprepared’ for nuclear war
- 12:59, 13 Oct 2022
- Updated: 8:55, 14 Oct 2022
BRIT families have been urged to stockpile supplies while the government should distribute radiation-fighting iodine tablets to households, defence experts have warned.
Amid soaring tensions with Russia, British army veterans and academics on disaster response have warned that the UK is woefully unprepared for tackling any form of Russian strike, whether nuclear, high-speed missile, or cyberattack.
It comes as the US has stockpiled radiation pills as part of what the government called long-standing efforts to prepare for potential health impacts from national security threats.
Biden’s administration bought $290million (£260m) of the drug Nplate, which is designed to treat blood cell injuries following a radiological or nuclear emergency.
And Russian Security Council deputy secretary Alexander Venediktov warned on Thursday that there would be a “guaranteed escalation to World War Three” if Ukraine joined Nato.
Meanwhile, pharmacies in Finland ran out of iodine pills on Wednesday, a day after the country’s health ministry recommended that households each buy a single dose in case of a radiation emergency.