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2.3 b Optimizing Iodine Status in the Context of Salt Reduction Strategies

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Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of preventable mental impairment worldwide and is effectively prevented by iodizing all salt for human and animal consumption.1 Salt is the preferred vehicle for the delivery of iodine for a number of reasons, including that it is one of the few commodities consumed by virtually everyone and in stable quantities, iodization technology is easy to implement and the addition of iodine is inexpensive and does not affect color, taste, or odor. Globally, salt is the only fortification vehicle that is consistently able to reach the groups with the highest risk of iodine deficiency, including the rural poor.

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Year 2014
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DOI https://doi.org/10.52439/ELQB5544
DOI Number 10.52439/ELQB5544
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