Iodine-Deficiency Once Again a Cambodian Public Health Issue

April 08, 2017 01:33 AM
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By 2010, a program to iodize salt meant health problems associated with iodine-deficiency in Cambodia were largely a thing of the past. But when iodine prices tripled after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, many salt producers in Cambodia stopped buying the additive and the authorities failed to enforce the law. The result: a re-emerging public health issue that has to date remained largely invisible. Robert Carmichael reports for VOA from Phnom Penh.