you know we are both being clear as mud to most people.
5% Lugols is strong. 8 drops of it can upset peoples stomachs. the big variable here is that he used volume to measure weight. the more elemental the more caustic the solution will become. safe - yea. comfortable - probably not, depending. dangerous - not really.
in fact, i find it strange i am never asked what the maximum safe dose is for iodine. the literature says three grams of elemental iodine. i am assuming this is talking about a tincture.
iodide, otoh, i just dont know. grams and grams. ten grams - safe. there was a story on the internet when we first got started about someone who accidentally drank maybe 60 grams of Iodide and he was not having fun but did make a full recovery.
its real simple - its easy to take too little and hard to take too much. thats a true proverb for sure.