Iodine Global Network (IGN)

What is the Iodine Global Network?

The Iodine Global Network is a non-profit, non-government organization
for the sustainable elimination of iodine deficiency worldwide.

News Articles

17 pages

27. May 2015

EFSA: Opinion on perchlorate in fruit and vegetables

EFSA has re-published its scientific opinion on the risks to public health from perchlorate in food, particularly in fruit and vegetables. Adopted in September 2014, the opinion has been revised because ...

27. May 2015

Pregnant women in UK lack guidance on iodine intake levels

Pregnant women are not getting enough information about the need to include iodine in their diets, despite high awareness of general advice for pregnancy nutrition. While 96% of pregnant women surveyed by...

27. May 2015

Overactive thyroid: causes, symptoms and treatments

Thyroid disorders affect one in twenty people in the UK. Despite them being so common, there are still many who are unaware of what actually causes them and, most importantly, what the symptoms are. So, ...

21. May 2015

Taiwan is mildly iodine deficient

According to media reports, the Taiwanese Health Promotion Administration (HPA) has published the results of a nutritional survey assessing the country's iodine status. According to Taipei News, "the...

20. May 2015

Eliminating hypothyroidism caused by iodine deficiency

One of the words we don’t use anymore is cretin; it’s long been a derogatory slur rather than a precise description of something. But a century ago cretinism actually meant a specific thing: a person,...

20. May 2015

Indian state of Odisha to test iodine levels in retail and household salt

In order to reduce increasing cases of Iodine Deficiency Disorder in the state, the Public Health department of Odisha is set to start a campaign to check the quantity of iodine in iodized salt. ...

19. May 2015

World Thyroid Day is heralded by international thyroid societies

19 May 2015 On May 25th the American Thyroid Association (ATA) (www.thyroid.org), in cooperation with international sister societies, the European Thyroid Association (www.eurothyroid.com), the Asia &...

19. May 2015

China celebrates 22nd IDD Prevention Day

On Friday, 15 May, China celebrated its 22nd National IDD Prevention Day. The aims of the IDD Day are to increase the knowledge of the population about the adverse effects of IDD and to promote population...

16. May 2015

Non-iodized salt to be banned in Nigeria

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC) has raised alarm over the level of micronutrient deficiency among Nigerian children between the ages of one and five. Benue...

12. May 2015

Philippines: meeting on iodized salt held in Batangas

A Consultative Meeting of the Salt Iodization Program took place on 23 April at the Provincial Capitol Hall in Batangas led by the Provincial Health Office headed by Dr. Rosvilinda Ozaeta. Attendees...

12. May 2015

Campaign to promote iodized salt launched in Pakistan

A campaign aimed at promoting iodized salt to help prevent iodine deficiency has been launched in the city of Karachi. The campaign was launched by the Director of Health for Karachi, Dr Zafar Ejaz...

12. May 2015

Iodized salt is not associated with cancer risk

Iodized salt does not cause thyroid cancer, which has become more common in China in recent years, health authorities announced on Monday, ahead of China's Iodine Deficiency Sickness Prevention Day that...

06. May 2015

UK iodine experts weigh in on the media debate about iodine and salt

Sir, We endorse strongly the initiative to reduce the daily salt consumption in this country to the level proposed by experts (report, Apr 28, letter Apr 30). This would not preclude adding iodine to salt...

05. May 2015

Salt can help us win the battle against malnutrition

Iodine deficiency is the world’s most prevalent, yet easily preventable, cause of brain damage. Salt, the unlikely ingredient, holds the key by Werner Schultink and Marc Van Ameringen for the...

28. April 2015

UK: organic milk has about a third less iodine than conventional milk

A paper published in the journal Food Chemistry has analysed the levels of iodine in British supermarket milk, reporting lower levels in milk labelled as organic compared with conventional milk. The...

28. April 2015

Philippines: challenges to salt iodization 20 years after ASIN law

Iodine deficiency is a “silent but tremendous” nutritional problem as it can greatly risk the health and lives of children. In the Philippines, the results 8th National Nutritional Survey (NNS) show that ...

25. April 2015

GAIN educates Indonesian consumers about iodized salt

Salt is one of the key exports of Indonesia, after coal and palm oil. Local farmers spend up to 10 hours a day in salt season, harvesting the precious crystals to sell all over the world and within...

25. April 2015

Sunday marks 29 years since the Chernobyl disaster

Twenty-nine years ago, during the early hours of April 26, 1986, the nuclear power plant at Chernobyl, located nearly 60 miles north of Kyiv, experienced what many Western experts called the worst nuclear...

20. April 2015

Iodine bindis should be taken with a pinch of salt

It seems like a brilliantly simply idea. Indian women with iodine deficiencies could be spared severe medical conditions, says an advertising agency, if they use a special version of an everyday beauty...

08. April 2015

Annual IGN meeting brings together partners in the fight against IDD

On April 1-3, the Iodine Global Network held a three-day Management Council meeting in Muscat, Oman. The meeting was organized by Dr. Izzeldin Hussein, the IGN’s Regional Coordinator for Middle East...