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Iodized Salt Boosts Health but not Sufficient to Combat Radioactive Fallout .pdf

Iodized Salt Boosts Health but …

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简介:本文档为《Iodized Salt Boosts Health but not Sufficient to Combat Radioactive Fallout pdf》,可适用于工程科技领域

NEWSRELEASEFORIMMEDIATERELEASEMarch,Contact:MortSatin,VicePresidentofScienceandResearchorMarkO'Keefe,CommunicationsDirectorPhone:Email:mortonsaltinstituteorgormarksaltinstituteorgIodizedSaltBoostsHealth,butnotSufficienttoCombatRadioactiveFalloutWhileiodizedtablesaltprovidesamyriadofcriticalhealthbenefitsforchildrenandadults,theSaltInstitutesaysitshouldnotbeusedasaprimarydefenseagainstradioactivefalloutConsumersontheUSWestCoastarescramblingtopurchasepotassiumiodideasprotectionagainstwindblownradiationfromJapan’snuclearpowerplantsWithpotassiumiodidepillsinshortsupply,thequestionhasarisenwhethertheiodinefoundintablesaltcanadequatelyprotectagainstnuclearradiation“Iodizedtablesaltdoesnotcontaintheextremelyhighlevelsofiodinenecessarytoprotectagainstradioactivefallout,”saidMortSatin,theSaltInstitute’sVicePresidentofScienceandResearch“Apersonwouldhavetoconsumethreeandonehalfpoundsoftablesaltadaytoreachthemg(milligrams)ofiodineneeded“SatinhasinternationalexpertisedealingwithradioactivefalloutDuringtheChernobylnucleardisaster,hewastheUnitedNations’FoodandAgricultureliaisontotheViennabasedInternationalAtomicEnergyAgency’sChernobylCommitteeIodineisanessentialnutrientrequiredbythethyroidglandInsufficientiodineintakecanleadtoacascadeofseriousiodinedeficiencydisordersUndernormalconditions,therecommendedintakeofiodineismcg(micrograms)perday“ThemedianintakeofiodinefromfoodintheUnitedStatesachievesthisdailyrequirement,mainlyduetoiodizedsalt,”Satinsaid“AmericaniodizedtablesaltcontainsaboutmcgofiodinepergramandwithoutitwewouldneverachievethislevelUsingiodizedsaltwheneverpossibleisrecommended”Inwhathasbeenconsideredoneofthegreatestpublichealthtriumphsofthethcentury,theUSsaltindustry,ledbyMortonSalt,begantoiodizesaltininresponsetothehighincidenceofgoiterWhilegoiterrelateddiseasesareserious,amoresignificantbenefitofsaltiodizationhasbeenthepreventionofwidespreadmentalretardationTheWorldHealthOrganizationsaysiodinedeficiencyatcriticalstagesoffetalandearlychildhooddevelopmentistheworld’smostsignificantandpreventablecauseofmentalretardationIodizedsalthasbeeninstrumentalincombatingthisscourge“ThecenturylonguseofiodizedsaltintheUSAhasbeenaprimecontributortothecountry’sexcellentmentalhealthandwellbeingandhashelpedprovidethatintellectualcriticalmassresponsibleforsomanyofourtechnologicalbreakthroughs,”saidSatinAbouttheSaltInstituteTheSaltInstituteisanonprofittradeassociation,basedinAlexandria,Virginia,advocatingresponsibleusesofsalt(sodiumchloride),particularlytoensurewinterroadwaysafety,qualitywaterandhealthynutritionTheInstitutewasfoundedinandconsistsoftheworld'sleadingsaltcompanies

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