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29 Oct 2019

Warning labels on salt packages and dispenses – policy statement from the World Hypertension League

The World Hypertension League (WHL) have highlighted the need for a hard-hitting approach to dietary salt reduction given the ongoing burden of disease attributable to a high salt intake. WHL established a coalition of global experts who have called for salt packages and dispensers to carry warning labels highlighting the danger of consuming too much salt. Signatories to this position statement include: World Hypertension League, Resolve to Save Lives, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre on Salt Reduction, The George Institute for Global Health, World Action on Salt and Health (WASH), Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH), World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Nutrition, University of Warwick, Hypertension Canada, and the British and Irish Hypertension Society.
Please find the full statement here.

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