Iodine deficiency ‘dumbing down’ Australia

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

A mineral deficiency which can dumb down a whole population is evident and possibly rising in Australia, latest research into iodine in newborns has shown. Iodine deficiency can lop 10 to 15 points from an affected person’s IQ, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) which also ranks Australia among about 50 countries known to have the deficiency.Full story