Iodine deficiency in the world: where do we stand at the turn of the century?

@article{Delange2001IodineDI,
  title={Iodine deficiency in the world: where do we stand at the turn of the century?},
  author={François Delange and Bruno de Benoist and Eduardo A. Pretell and John Thomas Dunn},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={
          437-47
        }
}
Iodine deficiency is the leading cause of preventable mental retardation. Universal salt iodization (USI), calling for all salt used in agriculture, food processing, catering and household to be iodized, is the agreed strategy for achieving iodine sufficiency. This article reviews published information on programs for the sustainable elimination of the iodine deficiency disorders and reports new data on monitoring and impact of salt iodization programs at the population level. Currently, 68% of… CONTINUE READING

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