Ask the FDA to save lives by setting limits on sodium in foods

Please sign and share this petition on all your media sites in an effort to make a huge statement to the FDA about the hazards of salt and sodium. Too much sodium in a diet can cause many health issues and getting the FDA to set limits on sodium levels in foods can make for healthier lives.

Recent studies have shown that many deaths occur annually that is due to excess sodium consumption. In 2005, the FDA set a limit of 1,500 mg of sodium daily which was once set as high as 2,300 mg. However, even with these limits, most people seem to consume as much as 4,000 mg of sodium daily. This is like a heart attack waiting to happen.

Excess salt levels are extremely high in most prepared and processed food. Majority of high sodium foods are those eaten outside of the home, such as fast food items. Additionally, many restaurant meals provide more than a whole day's worth of sodium. Many health and medical organizations have advocated a 50 percent reduction in sodium in processed and restaurant foods over the next 10 years. Just reducing sodium levels by half of their current levels, more than 100,000 lives could be saved annually. High intakes of salt can lead to an increase in blood pressure and the risk of heart attacks, strokes, congestive heart failure, and kidney disease.

We need to reach out to the FDA and demand they limit the amount of sodium allowed in packaged foods and to lower the recommended daily value to prevent people from dying of heart disease, strokes, kidney failure, and other preventable conditions. A spokesperson for CSPI stated"FDA would probably act in a heartbeat if experts found that an unsafe drug or medical device was responsible for 100,000 deaths a year, but it is tolerating a deadly level of sodium in our food supply. While this Administration talks about the need for healthy eating, it is failing to pursue a policy that would create a food environment in which Americans could routinely make healthier choices.”

Lets save lives; ours and those we love. Implore the FDA to set limits on sodium in foods. Please sign and share this petition on all your media sites in an effort to make a huge statement to the FDA about the hazards of salt and sodium. Too much sodium in a diet can cause many health issues and getting the FDA to set limits on sodium levels in foods can make for healthier lives.

 

            

The FDA – Sodium intake in such high levels for humans puts so many lives at risk; a major issue that causes more than 100,000 deaths annually. You need to set some stricter limits on sodium levels in foods. Excess salt and sodium leads to high blood pressure, heart disease, strokes, kidney failure, and other preventable conditions. Help save lives and lower the sodium levels set on all foods!

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