It is important to understand the toxic effects of halides on the thyroid gland.
Some of the halides we should be concerned with are Fluoride (Fl-), Chloride (Cl-), Bromide (Br-) and Iodine (I-) and are located in the same row of the periodic chart.
We are being bombarded by toxic halides from all sides. A Michigan company - Ecology Center (EC) released a report called"Toxic at Any Speed: Chemicals in Cars and the Need for Safe Alternatives" warning of the toxic chemicals being released within our car interiors. They ranged from 5 to 10 times greater than levels found in our homes or offices.
These cars studied contained PBDEs which are used as fire retardants. They also found phthalates which are used to soften PVC plastics. Both have been linked to birth defects, premature births, impaired learning, and endocrine disruptions among other serious health problems.
Healthycar.org also reported on the toxins children are exposed to in their carseats. Infants don't stand a fighting chance when up against a large assault in proportion to their tiny bodies. Toxic chemical exposure limits are based upon a healthy male individual. Because of the size difference alone it puts them at a higher risk.
Another area of exposure is that of chlorine. If you are a swimmer you are familiar with the unmistakable smell. Unfortunately most believe they are doing their bodies some good by getting exercise in a pool. However, a report by the International Non-Toxic Water Association in Australia actually found that exercising in this water increases toxicity. See Swimming Pool Issues .
So how do we combat these toxins? IODINE. In adequate amounts it will push out the toxic halides from your body and give your entire body what it needs to function effectively.
See: The Combined Measurement of the Four Stable Halides by the Ion-Selective Electrode Procedure Following Their Chromatographic Separation on a Strong Anion Exchanger Resin: Clinical Applications by Dr. Guy Abraham
Please visit the individual toxic halides pages (on menu to right).