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 Post subject: Asking cockers with thyoid problems have you bought...
PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:14 am 
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Why do I want to talk mattresses? Because we spend one third of our lives in bed and most commercial mattresses contain toxic flame retardants. This is a problem. A big problem.

I get really fired up (no pun intended) about flame retardants. I think they should be categorically banned. (PBDE flame retardants have been banned in Europe, but not in North America.)

Why? Because, among other problems, bromine, which is a toxic halogen in flame retardants, binds to iodine receptors and inhibits the utilization of iodine.

As you may know, the thyroid has the only cells in the body capable of absorbing iodine. With bromine exposure, even if you’re getting adequate iodine, either from your diet or supplementation, you’re unable to utilize it. And iodine deficiency can have some serious implications.

(I’m going to address iodine (and the controversy over iodine supplementation) in our upcoming Minerals and Your Thyroid series.)

Some animal studies have shown that even low levels of flame retardant exposure reduced thyroid hormone production and interfered with thyroid signaling. (No, I don’t advocate animal testing).

This started around 2007, thanks to our government regulations. Europe is safe. Don't just think mattress it's in the newer furniture too. ... urmattress


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