ScienceDaily: Scientists in Texas found 53% of tested iodized table salts were low in iodine – a key nutrient.
Tested samples contained less than the FDA’s recommended level.
Iodine is important in children for normal brain development with other researchers noting a link between iodine deficiency and attention deficit disorder or ADD.
The researchers expressed particular concern about the adequacy of iodine nutrition in women who are pregnant or nursing. “If salt does supply a significant portion of the iodine intake of a pregnant/lactating woman in the United States (note that a large fraction of postnatal vitamins contain no iodine), and she is unfortunate enough to pick a can of salt that is low in iodine or in which distribution is greatly uneven, there is a potential for serious harm,” the study states.
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