Due to the recent events of the highly discussed Japan earthquake and tsunami, radiation exposure is possible and in the area. The U.S. embassy in Tokyo has been secretly giving out Potassium Iodide (KI) pills to U.S. citizens. Each person receives seven of the KI pills that protects against the deadly effects of radiation. Interestingly, people that are involved with the military and mostly through the word of mouth are finding out about the distribution of these pills. Other governments such as the United Kingdom have also taken action but are giving out fewer KI pills then the U.S., for example the UK is giving out only two KI pills to their citizens.