Prank Letter – Reply from Minister for Health

June 27, 2007 at 12:02 am 1 comment

On Monday I posted this prank letter that I sent a few years ago to then Health Minister Micheál Martin. Here’s the reply that I got from the Minister addressing my bizarre concerns. >>>

Reply from Minister for Health

Dear Mr Campbell,

Mr Micheál Martin T.D., Minister for Health and Children, has asked me to thank you for your recent letter concerning potassium iodate tablets.

In the event of a nuclear emergency, iodine tablets offer protection from radioactive iodine, when associated with other principal countermeasures such as sheltering and avoiding the consumption of contaminated foodstuffs.

The tablets work by saturating the thyroid gland with stable iodine in order to prevent it from accumulating any radioactive iodine that has been released into the environment arising from a nuclear accident.

It should be noted that the pre-distributed iodine tablets are a medicinal product for use only in the event of a nuclear incident. Persons are reminded not to exceed the dose as recommended on the packaging.

With regard to your current needs for the tablets, I regret that I am not in a position to source supplies for your purpose.

However, where your mother is concerned, should it not be possible for you to convince her that she no longer needs these tablets, it is suggested that you should speak to your local pharmacist with a view to identifying a placebo that would satisfy her concerns.

I trust that this clarifies the matter for you.

Other Prank Letters

I’ll be posting prank letters or replies here every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

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