I just read this post by MH regarding Lugol's Iodine- it was posted on Doc Sutter's forum almost a week ago. He has some very strong opinions about Lugol's, most notably, that it is a toxic heavy metal and has caused his own son irreversible physical issues. This is the post:
I am only posting this because I am now taking Lugol's for the first time in my life, I've got a decent supply for my immediate family, and am informing my friends about what to do now that we are dealing with the nuclear fallout- so I really want to be more than cautious about recommending them something that could have the potential for harm!
On a side note, the other forms of Iodine that I have found locally are liquid kelp (in small, microgram doses), potassium Iodide capsules, and Iodoral. Are any of these better, or have the potential for less harm?