There is a propsed DEA change in the regulation of products containing iodine and the corresponding thresholds that would be exempt and not exempt if the propsed Listing changes are put into effect.
It is neccessary to comment professionally and scientifically to the DEA and have them refrain from implementing the proposal as outlined.
There is a comment window open until Oct 10 2006. This may be done online. firstname.lastname@example.org or http://www.regulations.gov
The DEA's own statistics, in the proposal, show a decrease in seizures of iodine for illegal purposes.
The exisiting law, cited in the proposal, seems responsible and thorough as stated. I would like to see the industry and individuals defend the exisiting thresholds or suggest a slight modification to regulate only those thresholds above the original formulation for Lugol's Solution i.e.5% Iodine and 10% Potassium Iodide. The original Lugol's Solution of Iodine formula should remain available as the law now allows. It has been used for many worthwhile purposes for over 120 years. Please utilize whatever professional and legal channels may be available to you, for those of us interested in keeping the product and its legitimate use in science, education, and industry in continued use.