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India: Strategy to meet demand for iodized salt necessary for healthy life

Chennai sources stated that Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) is a major public health problem in the state and this is why daily consumption of iodized salt was the devised strategy. Meanwhile a large population of children face iodine deficiency as iodized salt is not consumed daily. Furthermore the directorate of public health has started a new project to test if school students have a regular intake of iodized salt, under the National Iodine Deficiency Disorder Control Program.

As per report the project has been started on a pilot project basis in Tiruvallur and Kanchipuram.

 

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