Iodine : CAS #7553-56-2
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Iodine : CAS #7553-56-2
  • Published Date:

    April 2004

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    English
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    This fact sheet answers the most frequently asked health questions (FAQs) about iodine. For more information, call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-888-422-8737. This fact sheet is one in a series of summaries about hazardous substances and their health effects. It is important you understand this information because this substance may harm you. The effects of exposure to any hazardous substance depend on the dose, the duration, how you are exposed, personal traits and habits, and whether other chemicals are present. HIGHLIGHTS: Iodine is a naturally occurring element that is required for good health. Exposure to high levels of stable or radioactive iodine can cause damage to the thyroid. This chemical has been found in at least 9 of the 1,636 National Priorities List sites identified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). tfacts158.pdf
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