10 months DOH encourages households to use iodized salt MB
By Analou De Vera  The Department of Health (DOH) is encouraging the public to use iodized salt in their food as it is vital in preventing thyroid disorders such as goiter. (iStock / MANILA BULLETIN) “Since iodine deficiency is the most common cause of goiter in the Philippines, people are advised to use iodized salts in their meals and to eat food rich in iodine such as dairy products, seafood (shellfish and seaweeds), meats, bread, and eggs,” said the DOH. “Special attention should be provided to pregnant women because iodine deficiency during this critical period can cause premature birth, miscarriage ... more