Tuesday, 1 January 2013

MALNUTRITION: Pakistan: iodinized salt avoidance

 , Published: December 31
LAHORE, Pakistan — At a bustling general store in Lahore, a major metropolitan center of culture and learning, people ask a lot of questions about one seemingly innocuous product: table salt.
If it contains iodine, about 40 percent of his customers spurn it, according to proprietor Muhammad Waqas Vicky. They won’t allow their families to consume what they call “mixed salt,” believing it causes infertility.

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