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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders Day~ Oct 21

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

1 comment:

Kristin Marie said...

Hello! I just found this blog and am so excited about it. I started doing iodine research a couple months ago when my husband (25 years old) found a 1 inch tumor on his thyroid. I discovered he was iodine deficient and started taking iodine myself, 1 month ago. I have been hypo since I was a teenager and would like to reduce my doses/ get off of levothyroxine. All of this information was shocking at first but now makes total sense. It's all back to basics. I am now following your blog and I love it. Thanks for sharing!