Table Salt- The Silent Killer in our Kitchen
Only an insignificantly small amount of the world wide salt production ends up in our kitchens as “salt”, here commonly referred to as table salt. By intense advertising campaigns, the salt industry tries to convince the general public of the health advantage of halogens in salt, such as the highly toxic iodine (in form of iodide compound). Fluoride is another popular additive to this salt, an extremely reactive, greenish-yellowish, piercingly sharp gas with stinging odor that also belongs to the group of halogens. Both are artificially added-iodine claiming to be of benefit to the thyroid, and fluoride allegedly to strengthen our teeth. However, both components only add to the perils of sodium chloride.