TN organized an awareness seminar on iodized salt
Participants were made aware about the situation of iodized salt usage in Pakistan and the importance of the issue. The seminar focused on consumption of iodized salt and importance of its usage to combat iodine deficiency which cost us 10 – 15 point loss in IQ level, resulting in retarded growth, low school performance and higher school dropouts. Mild iodine deficiency can result in significant loss in learning ability.
Other effects include increased risk of stillbirth, miscarriage, and goiter for women and learning difficulties for children. Iodine deficiency is the most common cause of preventable brain damage in the world and Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) threatens human and economic development of nations as discussed by the experts. Realizing the importance of iodized salt consumption to prevent iodine deficiency disorders the participants assured to use the iodized salt and disseminate the message in their community.