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dc.contributor.authorBarikmo, Ingriden_US
dc.contributor.authorHenjum, Sigrunen_US
dc.contributor.authorDahl, Lisbethen_US
dc.contributor.authorOshaug, Arneen_US
dc.contributor.authorTorheim, Liv Elinen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-31T09:21:37Z
dc.date.available2013-05-31T09:21:37Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.citationBarikmo, I., Henjum, S., Dahl, L., Oshaug, A., & Torheim, L. E. (2011). Environmental implication of iodine in water, milk and other foods used in Saharawi refugees camps in Tindouf, Algeria. Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, 24(4), 637-641.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0889-1575en_US
dc.identifier.otherFRIDAID 786134en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10642/1491
dc.description.abstractA cross-sectional survey among Saharawi refugees in four camps carried out in 2007 revealed enlarged thyroid volume and high urinary iodine concentration in women and school children. The purpose of this paper is to describe the content of iodine in food and water and explore whether any sources in the environment can explain the situation. Samples of water (n = 143), milk (n = 19) and salt (n = 89) were collected. Different wells supplied the camps with water and the median iodine concentration was 108 mg/L (range 55–545 mg/L) and significantly higher in two of the camps (El Aiune and Ausserd; 300 mg/L (range 55–545 mg/L)), compared to the two other camps (Smara; 87 mg/L (55–127 mg/L) and Dakla; 70 mg/L (55–96 mg/L)). In local goat milk the median iodine concentration was 370 mg/L (70– 13,070 mg/L). The median content of iodine in salt was 6 mg/g (0–51 mg/g). Water and local milk were the most important sources of iodine for women. High levels of iodine in water seem to be one of the main sources of iodine that affects humans as well as animalsen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherAcademic Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Food Composition and Analysis;24(4)en_US
dc.subjectExcess iodineen_US
dc.subjectRefugeesen_US
dc.subjectWateren_US
dc.subjectMilken_US
dc.subjectSalten_US
dc.subjectSahara deserten_US
dc.titleEnvironmental implication of iodine in water, milk and other foods used in Saharawi refugees camps in Tindouf, Algeriaen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.description.versionPostprinten_US
dc.identifier.fulltextfulltext https://oda.hio.no/jspui/bitstream/10642/1491/1/786134postprint.pdfen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfca.2010.10.003


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