BioLargo's Isan System* has been delivering precise does of iodine in Australia and New Zealand for years. The two articles referenced speak to the importance of fortification of iodine in food, and the photos are from actual installations in Australia. The nation of the Phillippines is already adding iodine to its drinking water to promote health and help stem the tide of Iodine Deficiency Disorder and see the link at the bottom of this page: Tasmania reports low iodine levels. *BioLargo is marketing The Isan System and its patented technology are owned equally by its inventors from Australia (www.ioteq.com) and BioLargo
Over a two-week period 50 volunteers ate a 100g daily serving of vegetables fortified with 45mg iodine, choosing between potatoes, carrots, tomatoes or salad.
Urinary iodine concentration before intake was 98mg/L, rising by 20% to 117mg after the meal.
Although iodine deficiency has been controlled by universal salt iodisation, salt consumption has now been recognised as a health risk, the authors said.
As industrialised countries try to reduce salt consumption, “biofortification of vegetables with iodine offers an excellent alternative opportunity to increase iodine intake,” they concluded.
Iodine Fortification of Vegetables Improves Human Iodine Nutrition: In Vivo Evidence for a New Model of Iodine Prophylaxis.
Tasmania Puts Iodine Back on Its Health Agenda