False rumor about a radiation hazard made people to buy iodine tablets
Rumors in social media about a fire at a Russian nuclear power plant and threat of radioactive fallout in Finland are not true.
False information about radiation hazard has led people to obtain iodine tablets from pharmacies. One should remember that iodine tablets should only be taken at the request of the authority. STUK's website contains information on the correct use of iodine tablets in the event of a radiation hazard.
The nearest nuclear power plants in Russia are located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland in Sosnovyi Bor and in Kola Peninsula. Nothing that could cause a radiation hazard in Finland has happened at Russia's nuclear facilities. The situation at Finnish nuclear power plants is also normal.