Breastfeeding provides babies with iodine WHO recommends that breastfeeding mothers without access to iodised salt should take an iodine supplement capsule to provide a year's worth of iodine for them and their infant. Researchers tested the effectiveness of this method for the first time.
Nov. 25, 2013 - Science Daily
Basil Hetzel in Bangkok Post Before 1990, only 20 per cent of the population had access to iodised salt. In 1999, the coverage had increased to 68 per cent,said Hetzel, who began work in the field when he moved to Papua New Guinea in the 1960s.
Anbumani Ramadoss in Khaleej Times The decision in 2000 to lift a two-year ban on the sale of non-iodised salt has had strong health implications ...... and been a national setback,Ramadoss said.