Is the water there fluoridated? Halide. Have you eaten commercially grown strawberries? They're sprayed with a bromated pesticide, here in the US, possibly over there too, dunno-- worth checking into. Do you own any electronics in your house like TV and computers? They use bromides in the circuit boards as a flame retardant, also on furniture and carpeting. Have you ever owned a new car or driven in one-- they contain halides, I've read. Have you taken the Antibiotic Cepro? It's a fluoride based antibiotic. There are other medications that contain either fluoride or bromide. It's a safe bet that you are carrying around harmful bromides in your body. There is a urine bromide test that Brownstein runs on his patients, is there any lab there that can run the test for you?