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Life Saving Dot

Posted by Earthr.org Content Team on 25 Aug, 2018

In rural India, thousands of women are estimated have iodine deficiency, which has been linked to breast cancer, fibrocystic breast disease and pregnancy complications. But the Life Saving Dot, an iodine-rich variation on a traditional bindi, is helping provide women with the vital mineral. 

The dot, which is worn between a woman's eyebrows just like a bindi, delivers a wearer with the recommended daily amount of iodine. The Life Saving Dot only costs 10 rupees — or 16 cents — for a packet of 30, fitting the budgets of women in rural India.

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