[QUOTE=JamesS;937697]First of all my previous statement was based on the book you were referring to earlier as evidence. But your Wiki quote along with the book you previously referenced as evidence still don't prove much. First of all as I have pointed out in the past the symptoms of bromism do not fit the symptoms of what people are reporting on the Curezone iodine boards other than the skin eruptions, which iodine also causes by inflaming the follicles. The other reported symptoms such as rapid heart rate and trouble breathing are symptoms of iodine poisoning (iodism), not bromism.
I don't frequent Curezone due to the "enthusiasm" of some of the participants. My BS factor kicks in whenever anyone starts curing themselves with magical potions. Good sober reports on n=1 experiments will , however, gain my ear. Here are some facts about bromine poisoning from the CDC : QUOTE:
Immediate signs and symptoms of exposure to bromine
Breathing bromine gas could cause you to cough, have trouble breathing, get a headache, have irritation of your mucous membranes (inside your mouth, nose, etc.), be dizzy, or have watery eyes.
Getting bromine liquid or gas on your skin could cause skin irritation and burns. Liquid bromine that touches your skin may first cause a cooling sensation that is closely followed by a burning feeling.
Swallowing bromine-containing compounds (combinations of bromine with other chemicals) would cause different effects depending on the compound. Swallowing a large amount of bromine in a short period of time would be likely to cause symptoms such as nausea and vomiting (gastrointestinal symptoms).
Showing these signs and symptoms does not necessarily mean that a person has been exposed to bromine.
Long-term health effects of exposure to bromine
Survivors of serious poisoning caused by inhaling (breathing in) bromine may have long-term lung problems.
People who survive serious bromine poisoning may also have long-term effects from damage done by what is called systemic poisoning, for example, kidney or brain damage from low blood pressure. ENDQUOTE:
unless there is a very high exposure or very long term exposure to high amounts of bromine to allow a significant build up in the tissues the half life of the bromide is going to be very short. The vast majority of people just are not going to be exposed to such high levels of bromine to begin with. ENDQUOTE"
Just don't buy a new house, new carpets, fire-resistant bedding, or swim in a bromine sterilized pool. Good thing they took Bromo-Seltzer off the market as well.
I would not discount breathing difficulties as being caused by iodism, after what the CDC state.