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Re: Iodized salt (was APD V4 #431

Hello Neil,

Unfortunately, your information is wrong.

Deficiency of iodine is the cause of goiter -- a chronic enlargement of
the thyroid gland and that is why iodine is added to table salt.

Silicates, aluminates, etc. are added to make the salt flow freely.



> Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 10:01:28 +1000
> From: "Neil Travis" <travisn at gravity_net.au>
> Subject: Iodised salt.
> Iodine is not added to table salt because people need it but purely to make
> it flow better as normal cooking salt which has is not iodised tends to mix
> freely with water and as such would clog up the salt shaker etc. and goes
> hard with moisture from the air as salt is hydroscopic. Iodised salt in high
> concentrations is poisonous to fish and should not be used in an aquarium
> only natural or non idodised salt is suitable.
> cheers
> Neil
> >From the" Land Down Under"
> icq 13931687