Re: IODINE for DUMMIES
"Bromides are a menace to your endocrine system and are present all around you.
Despite a ban on the use of potassium bromate in flour by the World Health Organization, bromides can still be found in some over-the-counter medications, foods, and personal care products.
The use of potassium bromate as an additive to commercial breads and baked goods has been a huge contributor to bromide overload in Western cultures.
Sodium bromate can be found in products such as permanent waves, hair dyes, and textile dyes.
Benzylkonium is used as a preservative in some cosmetics. Even trace amounts of bromine can trigger severe Acne
in sensitive individuals. And who needs skin care products that cause acne?
Bromine is also found in fire retardants used in carpets, mattresses, upholstery, and furniture and some medical equipment.
Based on animal research, bromides have been linked to behavioral changes and neurodevelopmental disorders, including Attention Deficit Disorders, in children.
The United States is quite behind in putting an end to the egregious practice of allowing bromine chemicals in your foods and products whereas other nations have taken the bull by the horns:
* In 1990, the United Kingdom banned bromate in bread
* In 1994, Canada did the same
* Brazil recently outlawed bromide in flour products
* The European Union has banned some PBDE compounds (polybrominated diphenyl ethers)"
This absolutely blows my mind that the US still brominates our flours...good god, people literally LIVE on cheap carbohydrates that are LOADED with this crap.