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🔗 Lucky iron fish

🔗 Medicine 🔗 Medicine/Society and Medicine 🔗 Cambodia 🔗 Medicine/Reproductive medicine

Lucky Iron Fish are fish-shaped cast iron ingots used to provide dietary supplementation of iron to individuals affected by iron-deficiency anaemia. The ingots are placed in a pot of boiling water to leach elemental iron into the water and food. They were developed in 2008 by Canadian health workers in Cambodia, and in 2012 a company, The Lucky Iron Fish Project, was formed to develop the iron fish on a larger scale, promote them among rural areas, and distribute them to non-governmental organization partners. Notably, recent research found that the iron ingot had no effect on anemia. It therefore recommended against its use in Cambodia and other countries with low levels of iron deficiency.

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