iodine 127

i·o·dine 127

Stable, nonradioactive iodine, the most abundant iodide isotope found in nature; dietary deficiency causes simple goiter; used to block thyroid uptake of radioactive iodine released from nuclear accidents.
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In it, I also explain how dietary iodine (iodine 127) protects against the harmful iodine 131 that is a byproduct of nuclear energy.
There are two forms of iodine: iodine 127 (safe, natural dietary iodine) and iodine 131 (a harmful radioactive by-product of nuclear energy).