Chapter 12. Iodine and Human Health: Bhutan's Iodine Fortification Program

  1. M. N. V. Prasad
  1. Karma Lhendup

Published Online: 28 AUG 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch12

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health

How to Cite

Lhendup, K. (2008) Iodine and Human Health: Bhutan's Iodine Fortification Program, in Trace Elements as Contaminants and Nutrients: Consequences in Ecosystems and Human Health (ed M. N. V. Prasad), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470370124.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Department of Plant Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad 500 046, India

Author Information

  1. Faculty of Agriculture, College of Natural Resources, Lobesa, PO Box Wangduephodrang, Bhutan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 AUG 2008
  2. Published Print: 25 JUL 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470180952

Online ISBN: 9780470370124

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Keywords:

  • iodine and human health - Bhutan iodine fortification program;
  • iodine deficiency disorders (IDDs);
  • urinary iodine concentration (UIC) or urinary iodine excretion (UIE)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Role of Iodine

  • Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD)

  • Sources of Iodine

  • Recommended Intake of Iodine

  • Indicators for Assessment of Iodine Status and Exposure

  • Control of IDD

  • IDD Scenario in Bhutan: Past and Present

  • Toward IDD Elimination in Bhutan: Highlights of the IDD Control Program

  • 1996 Onward: Internal Evaluation of the IDDCP through Cyclic Monitoring

  • Conclusion

  • References