Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day or World Iodine Deficiency Day
Global Iodine Deficiency Disorder Prevention Day or World Iodine Deficiency Day is held on October 21. This event in the third decade of the month October is annual. Help us
World Iodine Deficiency Day observed on 21st October aims to create awareness of the use of iodine and highlights the consequence of iodine deficiency. Iodine Deficiency Disorder (IDD) is caused due to lack of iodine in the diet and. About 72 percent of the world's population is iodine deficient.
In fact, iodine deficiency is the largest preventable cause of learning difficulties in the world. In extreme cases a deficiency can result in congenital thyroid hormone deficiency, historically known as 'cretinism.
The only organization that concentrates on the deficiency of iodine is the International Council for the Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders (ICCIDD). It plays a major role in the promotion and success of Global Iodine Deficiency Day.
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