Denmark to tackle high goitre rate by adding iodine to saltBMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6950.294 (Published 30 July 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:294
- M Dolley
Denmark is considering introducing legislation making it compulsory to add iodine to salt after two studies found an extremely high rate of goitre.
The World Health Organisation recently estimated that 5% of Danish schoolchildren and 10% of adults had a goitre sufficient to raise their concentration of thyroid stimulating hormone, which it attributed to lack of iodine. Another study, based on the town of Randers, found that 12% of …