Friday, January 22, 2010
One of the things I do at my job is choose images for a publication we put out each quarter called The Journal of Civil Defense. I work at a non-profit organization whose main objective is to share information with the public about preparing yourselves in the event of disasters.
Some of the information can be a little dry, like talking about EMP (electromagnetic pulse) and how that could completely devastate the infrastructure of our country. Or sheltering your family in the event of radiation fallout and the best ways to do that. One Journal was dedicated to communications and gave solutions to the problems which will occur in the event of a power outage of our national powergrid system.
It can sometimes be a little challenging for me to come up with ideas for photos that will correlate with the subjects (how many nuclear blast pictures can there be?) and make it visually appealing as well.
But one day, as I was scrolling through iStock.com, I came across the photo above of this precious little newborn. I could hardly stand how cute it was! I had to use it. So I found one sentence in an article about KIO3, a potassium pill you take in the event of radioactive fallout, (did you already know that?), that would work with this picture.
So here is the caption that was under it: Small babies should not take a thyroid blocker for longer than three days unless absolutely necessary. This means a baby in the womb too.
Good thinking, huh? 'Cause I really do love this photo. Everytime I look at it I can't help but get a big smile on my face ... every single time.
Posted by Polly Wood at 10:41 AM