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  Information - SSS7 Iodine and Selenium anomalies in soils and Health

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Selenium and iodine are essential trace elements for humans. Low intakes of iodine result in a series of problems collectively described as Iodine Deficiency Disorders, the most serious effect being mental retardation where infants have been deprived of iodine during foetal development and very early childhood. Selenium is an essential component of several proteins and enzymes one of the most important being glutathione peroxidise which is an antioxidant in the body. In addition, with regard to selenium, excessive dietary intakes can result in toxicity problems. It is thus essential to understand the sources and distribution of these elements in soil, and to gain insight into the controls on their bioavailability. To this end this session solicits contributions on both field and laboratory studies on sources and pathways of selenium and iodine into the surficial environment, especially in soils and into the the rest of the biosphere.
In this Session all works proceeding from both private and public organizations from any of the five continents related to the above topics will be considered for oral or poster presentation

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