Mission and Goal


The INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR TRACE ELEMENT RESEARCH IN HUMANS (ISTERH) was founded in 1984 as a non-profit corporation to:

  • Encourage and promote increased scientific and clinical research on the causes, alleviation of suffering and the cure of trace element disorders;
  • Accumulate information about trace elements, and promote its dissemination to scientists and physicians and other concerned parties;
  • To educate the general public and medical profession about the existence, diagnosis and treatment of trace element disorders.