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RE: [pct-l] iodine tablets

In my post, I was quoting other material that is posted on the web.
Unfortunately I've not been able to find any direct scientific studies of
iodine toxicity posted on the web. What is there only suggests a possible
problem with some people.

As will be stated in the soon to be published works, consuming iodine
treated water can deliver 30 to 80 or more times the daily requirement for
iodine. The amount depends upon the number of treated quarts of water
consumed along with the dosage of iodine used to purify the water.

I still use iodine and would probably continue to do so on a thru-hike. 

I would like to like to get any additional information on this subject that
could be posted to the web.

Ron "Fallingwater" Moak
Fallingwater Journals - www.fallingwater.com
Pacific Crest Trail Assoc. - www.pcta.org
American Long Distance Hikers Association - West -

 -----Original Message-----
From: 	Steve Fonseca [mailto:fonseca@cse.ucsc.edu] 
Sent:	Tuesday, September 14, 1999 10:54 PM
To:	pct-l@edina.hack.net
Subject:	[pct-l] iodine tablets

> Has anyone used the iodine tablets for a period of 6 or 7 days and what
> any are the ill effects.    

I was concerned about proglonged use of iodine tablets while hiking the
PCT this year.  A backpacking store on the other side of the Bridge of the
Gods consulted their sports doctor for me and left a note on the trail,
how sweet.  The doctor said that iodine accumulations in the liver
become toxic after years of use, not a few days or even after a season of
hiking.  Since this seems to contridict another post, I think it would be
best to consult a few more sources...

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