Episode 19: Iodine and the Ridiculous Daily Amount

Iodine was first discovered in 1811 by Bernard Courtois (a saltpeter manufacturer in France), by adding sulfuric acid to charred seaweed. The purple gas that was liberated condensed into crystals that were eventually dubbed as Iodine. It is one of … Read More

Medical Iodophobia and the Ridiculous Daily Amount

Iodine was first discovered in 1811 by Bernard Courtois (a saltpeter manufacturer in France), by adding sulfuric acid to charred seaweed. The purple gas that was liberated condensed into crystals and was dubbed “iode” from the Greek word “iodes”, meaning … Read More