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Thyroid Trivia-From Concealment to Fashion Statememt

In the 1800’s women in Austria and Switzerland started to wear fabric chokers around their necks to hide their goiters caused by iodine deficiency. Soils in that region were deeply iodine deficient and all produce then was local produce. That was the origin of the “choker”.

This is why we have iodized salt.

Problems like this were very common.