|2001 India Postage Stamp commemorating Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Day|
Yes, I know. I should publish this ON October 21. I just got this stamp though and it's so lovely I just had to share. Do you know of another element that has it's own day? Another vitamin or mineral? Is there an international lysine deficiency disorders day that I haven't heard of? Calcium day? Protein Day? Noooo, I thought not.
Iodine, and iodine alone, has an entire day commemorated to it.
So, mark the date. We now have plenty of time to plan that io-party!
By the way, India has been largely successful at eliminating the most obvious manifestation of iodine deficiency, goiter, with it's salt iodization program.
More info on that here:
Iodine deficiency disorders control in India