World Iodine Deficiency Day
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Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day (IDD) or World Iodine Deficiency Day is observed every year on 21 October.
The theme of World Iodine Deficiency Day, 2022 is ‘Thyroid and Communication’.
The idea of the theme is to spread awareness of iodine and its importance.
On this occasion, many activities are organised to create awareness among the general public regarding the prevention of iodine deficiency disorders.
On this occasion, World Iodine Deficiency Control Week will be celebrated from 21-27 October by the Health Department across the country.
Iodine and its importance
Iodine is a mineral used by the body to regulate metabolism.
It is an element that is needed for the production of thyroid hormone.
The body does not make iodine, so it is an essential part of our diet.
It also helps control bone growth and brain development in children.
It is found in seafood, iodized salt, dairy products and some fruits and vegetables.
Globally, 2 billion people are at risk of iodine deficiency diseases.
In 1992, iodized salt was made mandatory for human consumption in India.
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