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China / Iodized Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (Salt) / Deficiency Disorders #167526

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jul 14, 1996
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(Studio: John Donvan) Report introduced.

(Hong Kong: Jim Laurie) Mental retardation in China that resulted from the mother's lack of iodine in the diet examined; details given of medical complications from the lack of iodine. [Health adviser to Chinese government Jane SEWARD - says intellectual capacity is unfulfilled in China.] The government's massive program to get iodized salt to the people detailed. [UNICEF-Beijing Keshab MATHEMA - says it is difficult to change the people's habits.]

Donvan, John;
Laurie, Jim

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