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Healthier salt

SHANGHAI Women's Federation wants all local supermarkets and stores to offer non-iodized salt and natural sea salt in addition to iodized salt.

Responding to recent concern about excessive iodine intake, the federation is proposing that health authorities promote knowledge of proper iodine intake and offer iodine tests so that people can adjust their intake based on their individual situations.

China began to add iodine to salt in 1995, when 700 million people in the country couldn't get enough from their normal diet.

The proposal said there were only 103 places selling non-iodized salt in Shanghai and half of them were drugstores or hospitals.


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