Leading global action to eliminate brain damage due to iodine deficiency
Protecting children's brain development through salt iodization
Insufficient iodine during pregnancy leads to lasting brain damage that can reduce a child’s IQ by 8-10 points. Even moderate deficiency at school age can reduce IQ by 3-5 points. Adding tiny amounts of iodine to salt is a a cost-effective answer to the problem. Every dollar spent protecting children’s learning ability through salt iodization has a $30 impact.