Iodine deficiency causes retardness

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Sher Gondal

mandi bahauddin: EDO Health has said severe iodine deficiency causes mental retardation, low mental capability, Goiter, still births and reproductive failure. He was addressing the Training Workshop of Salt Processors of District M.B.Din jointly organized by department of health and The Micronutrient Initiative. He briefed the participants that severe iodine deficiency in school aged children has reduced from 23% to 2 % due to effective implementation of Universal Salt iodization Program.
He further added that Severe Iodine deficiency in mothers has reduced from 37% to 4 % only, as depicted in national Nutrition Survey 2011.