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
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
06.05.2019 – 15:26 CEST