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Did You Know Potassium Iodate Is Iodating Your Table Salt?

Posted by Diane Milner on Jul 16, 2018 9:03:00 AM

 

The Iodated Table Salt in Your Kitchen

Did you know your table salt most likely contains iodine? You have potassium iodate to thank for that. In an effort to revitalize iodine in the American’s everyday diet during the 1920s, the government sanctioned the inclusion of potassium iodate to combat a growing goiter epidemic– as we were dubbed “the goiter belt.” (We’re not the only ones who imbue our salt with iodine, 120 countries iozide their salt, including Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and Switzerland.)

 

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Topics: Potassium Iodate, Table Salt

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