South Africa is close to eliminating iodine deficiency disorders
Author: UNICEF South Africa and the Department of Health
No. of pages: 8
Publication date: October 2002
Publisher: UNICEF South Africa
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Iodine deficiency disorder occurs when there is a lack of the mineral iodine in the human body. South Africa is close to eliminating Iodine Deficiency Disorders, largely due to an increasing awareness in communities; and salt producers taking the compulsory iodization of table salt more seriously.