Ever wonder why we add iodine to salt? Or why nearly a third of our global population faces easily-preventable mental impairment due to diets with inadequate iodine? Find these important facts and learn about those leading the worldwide campaign to overcome iodine deficiency on the new and improved website of the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD) Global Network, http://www.iccidd.org.
“For generations we’ve known that iodine deficiency is responsible for unsightly goiters,” explained Prof. Michael Zimmermann, “but what most people still don’t realize is that if an expectant mother has inadequate dietary iodine, her newborn child will have his or her mental capacity lowered by 10-15 IQ points. That imposes tragic costs in unrealized personal development and costly burdens on the family and society. But correcting iodine deficiency through iodized salt costs only 4¢ a year for each person.”
The re-launched website features a powerful search function and access to the full archive of the IDD Newsletter, back to 2006.
The ICCIDD Global Network is the authoritative voice for iodine nutrition whose mission is the sustained elimination of Iodine Deficiency Disorders through science-based national fortification programs.