Socio-demographic characters, distribution and transformation of iodine in soil, plant and wheat grains at District Diamer, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.
- Didar Ahmad,
- Hina Shabbir,
- Toqeer Ahmed,
- Muhammad Irshad,
- Arif Alam,
- Asif Sardar
Environ Geochem Health 2017 Oct 12. Epub 2017 Oct 12.
Centre for Climate Research and Development (CCRD), COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Park Road, Chak Shahzad, Islamabad, 45550, Pakistan.
Iodine deficiency in soils and plants is a common problem in the hilly areas and has still been ignored. The aim of the current study is to investigate associated health issues, socio-economic characteristics and people's perception regarding iodine deficiency. Furthermore, a follow-up study was conducted to determine iodine and nutrients concentration in soil and crops at District Diamer, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan. Read More