Turning us into a nation of morons.
A study involving more than 700 teenage girls at nine UK centres found more than two-thirds had a deficiency.
Experts say the problem stems from children drinking less milk, which is a good source of iodine.
Nearly 70% of the samples revealed an iodine deficiency and nearly a fifth (18%) of samples showed very low iodine levels, below 50?g/L rather than the acceptable minimum of 100?g/L.
Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of preventable mental impairment worldwide producing typical reductions in IQ of 10 to 15 IQ points.
Actually, cretin is the technical term. Iodine deficiency leads to goitre. Goitre in a pregnant woman leads to cretinism in the child.
The usual and traditional method of treating this is to iodise the salt in the country. But now we\’ve got all these people yanking the salt out of everything, iodine deficiency will inevitably increase.
Seriously, the Food Standards Agency, turning us into a nation of cretins, one bag of crips at a time.