(Firstpost, October 21, 2020 https://www.firstpost.com/health)
World Iodine Deficiency Day, also known as Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (IDD) Prevention Day, is observed on 21 October every year to spread awareness about that essential micronutrient everyone needs for proper thyroid function, brain development and overall growth - iodine.
In an article in the Tablelands Telegraph (Queensland, Australia) in October 2020, Lucienne Downs, District Veterinarian, reported that District Vets had seen multiple cases of iodine deficiency causing goiter in kids and lambs this spring.
The Global Fortification Data Exchange (GFDx) has launched new visualizations and features. You can now visualize the population coverage with iodized salt, salt iodization’s contribution to dietary iodine intakes, and iodine levels in iodized salt.