Iodine Global Network (IGN)

Soil solutions to iodine deficiency. 27 April 2016 and 5 July 2016, Hunger and Undernutrition

by Savanna Henderson, Humanitas Global

Iodine deficiency disorder is the leading cause of preventable brain damage in children worldwide and deficiency alone can lead to IQ levels 10 to 15 points lower than those with adequate levels of iodine consumption. In 1990, it was found that nearly 30% of the world population was iodine deficient and 11 million people were affected by cretinism. When taking a closer look at Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD), it is found to characterize areas with low bioavailability of iodine in soils. ...