Re: NANFA-- do fish get goiters?

Todd Crail (
Tue, 21 Jan 2003 23:54:35 -0500

Gooooood-night! I think I've read just about every snake oiled concoction
of what biofixed and inorganic iodine can do for everything tonight.
Apparently blue green algae from Klamath Lake can solve just about all of
your problems with it's delectable mixture of macro and micro nutrients. I
wonder if it can make more water for the salmon, no?

With this much <sarcasm> evidence </sarcasm>, I think I'm going to go back
to my anecdotes ;) Find any more information, good Doctor? :)


----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce Stallsmith" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 1:08 PM
Subject: Re: NANFA-- do fish get goiters?

> I knew that talk of endostyles would separate those with a developmental /
> vertebrate zoology background from everyone else... But, terrestrial leafy
> green plants like spinach and kale contain reasonable amounts of
> biologically available iodine. And both marine and freshwater
> are (relatively) enriched in iodine, so that freshwater phytoplankters
> iodine available up through the food chain in most foodwebs. I don't have
> specific numbers at hand for organic concentrations of iodine. From
> _Limnology_, 3rd ed., there's a mention of iodine concentrations in
> fresh waters as being 0.0018 mg/l, less even than bromine at 0.006 mg/l.
> Hmm, this could result in a serious literature search...
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