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iodized salt

noun

common table salt with a small amount of sodium or potassium iodide added to help reduce the chance of iodine deficiency in humans

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In 1990, only about 20% of the world's households had access to iodized salt and were protected against Iodine Deficiency Disorders.

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1933

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table salt with small amounts of iodine added, usually as potassium iodide, to ensure against dietary deficiency of iodine. Where iodized salt is used, particularly in Switzerland and the United States, endemic goitre has disappeared.

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