I think our readers can now see why I cringe whenever a member asks about bromated flours, and especially for an opinion. That is why I jumped in as soon as I could after Patrick posted, before others had a chance to respond, and suggested that he use the forum's search engines. In his case, since he asked about California, I tried to help him narrow the search to posts that discuss bromates in relation to California. If he searched only on the term bromate, as I sometimes suggest that others do who inquire on the subject, he would have gotten six pages of hits (there are also ten threads with the word bromate in the topic headings). Maybe that is what I should suggest in the future and warn the members that the subject can be a contentious one, with strongly held views on both sides, and that, in the final analysis, the decision on bromates becomes a personal one after weighing and balancing all of the information and opinions presented on the subject. Barring any startling new revelations on the subject, I really don't think we need more threads on the subject.