Dow Aids Program On Iron Deficiency | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 25 | p. 37 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 18, 2007

Dow Aids Program On Iron Deficiency

Department: Business

Credit: Dow Chemical

Dow Chemical will work with the Micronutrient Initiative, a Canadian nonprofit organization, to help eradicate iron deficiency in Sri Lanka. The company will provide $100,000 to help create a "double fortified salt" that contains iodine and iron. The formula, which offers long iron shelf-life, was developed by Levente L. Diosady, a professor in the University of Toronto's department of chemical engineering and applied chemistry. The formula relies on hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, a binding agent manufactured by Dow.

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