Problem

Health hazards of cassava

Nature:
For millions of people in developing countries, cassava is a staple food. Though hardy and easy to grow, it has little nutritional value and is a toxic hazard for men and animals alike. Recent studies suggest that it can be a key factor in the aetiology of goitre in areas where there is a deficiency of iodine in the people's diet.
Aggravates:
Endemic goitre
Values:
Health
Hazard
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Subject(s):
Plants yielding sugar, starchHazardsHealth
Date of last update
07.01.2018 – 21:21 CET