Policy makers and legislators on the occasion were urged to contribute towards promotion, marketing and utilization of iodized salt
at the national and local levels.
Country Director, Micronutrient Initiative, Dr Tausif Akhtar Janjua said that media can play a vital and positive role in creating demand for iodized salt
According to the recent National Nutrition Survey (NNS) 2011, 64% of population in the country has knowledge about iodized salt
but only 40% use it for cooking, 70% of households in the country cannot link it with any problem, 26% link it with goiter while negligible (4% only) consider it as cause of intellectual impairment.
He added iodized salt
usage is the easy and sustainable solution to such disorders.
Field Officer Adnan Umar shared that iodine deficiency among school aged children decreased from 63% to 34% and the utilization of the adequately iodized salt
at household level was increased from 17% to 69% (Punjab 79%).
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But a later study by the American Journal of Nutrition showed that while iodized salt
decreases iodine deficiency, it doesn't address the prevalence of goiter.
The Department of Health (DOH) is encouraging the public to use iodized salt
in their food as it is vital in preventing thyroid disorders such as goiter.
The team also seized prepared stock of mustard oil and iodized salt
of another two famous brands.
[3, 4, 5] Diet in Malabar area is considered to be sufficient in iodine, as it is a coastal region and due to usage of iodized salt