KI Pills available for pick-up in Windsor and Leamington

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Windsor, Photo by Mark Brown, Blackburn News.

After a recent warning was sent out by accident about an incident at the Pickering Nuclear Generation Station, you may be wondering if there are any of those KI pills left at the health unit.

There are.

The Windsor-Essex County Health Unit is holding two dates to pick them up in Windsor and one in Leamington.

During the warmer months, the pills can be ordered online and mailed out, but because they are sensitive to the cold, that program has been halted.

Instead, you can pick the pills up at the health unit’s office on Ouellette Avenue in Windsor on Tuesday between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.┬áThe pills are available in Leamington on Wednesday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the health unit’s office at 33 Princess Street.

The tablets should be stored in a dry and accessible place, along with an emergency kit designed to keep your family safe for 72 hours.

In the unlikely event of a nuclear emergency and release of radioactive materials at the Fermi II Nuclear Power Plant in Michigan, the tablets will help prevent thyroid cancer.

So far, 10,600 households have received the pills.

The health unit has stressed the level of risk for residents in Windsor-Essex has not changed. If it does, residents will receive instructions from local and provincial officials.