The current recommendation is 150 Âµg (micrograms) for adults per day. This recommendation has been around for a long time, and was originally used because it’s the minimal amount needed to prevent goiter. At the time the recommended dietary allowance was established, there was no understanding
Bromine flame retardants (PBDEs) are in virtually every commercial product containing plastic or fabric – drapes, pajamas, bedding, cell phones, sofas, chairs, pillows, computers, etc. Bromine is also used as a dough conditioner in bread, and is an ingredient (brominated vegetable oil) in some soft drinks.
I believe M.D.s literate in the use of iodine would list iodine deficiency as one of the major causes of thyroid nodules and subsequent cancer. They have been testing iodine levels in thousands of patients, and found most to be deficient. They have also found that the conventional wisdom regarding iodine is mostly wrong.