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  1. Fulltext. A new approach to combatting iodine deficiency in developing countries : the controlled release of iodine in water by a silicone elastomer.

    Article - En anglais



    Four hundred million people or more may be exposed to iodine deficiency worldwide, in developing countries in particular.

    Because of the practical problems with existing methods for the large-scale prevention of iodine deficiency, the authors developed a new approach to collective prophylaxis.


    This approach relies on the controlled diffusion of iodine into water from a silicone elastomer.

    Silicone matrices installed in a bore well released iodine at a rate sufficient to permit the daily per capita intake of a least 100 mug of iodine, the amount recommended by the World Health Organization.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Goitre, Prévention, Forme libération contrôlée, Déficit, Iode, Endocrinopathie, Thyroide pathologie, Programme sanitaire, Mali, Afrique, Siloxane polymère, Puits eau, Supplementation, Homme, Milieu rural

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Goiter, Prevention, Controlled release form, Deficiency, Iodine, Endocrinopathy, Thyroid diseases, Sanitary program, Mali, Africa, Siloxane polymer, Water well, Human, Rural environment

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 93-0408225

    Code Inist : 002B21C02. Création : 199406.