Iodine Food Fact Sheet
Planning for pregnancy
Iodine in the UK
Television and Radio
Iodine in the UK press
Did you know?
♦ Most salt sold in the UK is not fortified with iodine (known as iodised salt).
♦ Milk and dairy products are the main dietary sources of iodine in the UK diet.
♦ The iodine content of organic milk is over 40% lower than that of conventional milk.
♦ Iodine is particularly important during pregnancy and lactation (breast-feeding).
♦ A deficiency of iodine during pregnancy may result in lower IQ and reading ability in the child.
♦ Children in the UK are classified as having adequate iodine intake
♦ Pregnant women in the UK are classified as having inadequate iodine intake
♦ Kelp supplements should not be used as an iodine source