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A chemical found in products as diverse as fireworks and food packaging, perchlorate can interfere with thyroid function as well as foetal brain development.
Despite only finding an association between fluoridated water and underactive thyroid gland, the paper says we should try to reduce all sources of fluoride in the environment.
A study linking water fluoridation to hypothyroidism has been criticized by researchers for poor design and overstating its findings.
Pregnant and breast-feeding women have iodine needs that are 50% higher than the general population.
Teza Harinaivo Ramiandrisoa
Iodine is naturally present in a range of food, especially seaweed and fish. So it may seem odd that the people of an island nation (most of whom live along its vast coastline) are not getting enough of…