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Resolution approved by ANVISA decreases amount of iodine in salt

The new variation range of the substance is 15mg/kg and 45 mg / kg. Excessive consumption increases cases of Hashimoto's thyroiditis

 
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Addition of iodine limits recommended by WHO in salt are between 20 mg and 40 mg for countries where people consume an average of 10 grams of salt per day
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Addition of iodine limits recommended by WHO in salt are between 20 mg and 40 mg for countries where people consume an average of 10 grams of salt per day

The National Agency for Sanitary Surveillance (ANVISA) adopted at a meeting on Tuesday (16), the adoption of new values ​​for the addition of iodine in salt for human consumption in Brazil. The range of iodine is in the salt of 15mg/kg and 45 mg / kg. Currently the range is 20-60 mg / kg. According to the regulator, there is evidence that excessive consumption of the substance can increase cases of Hashimoto's thyroiditis, autoimmune disease that has among its main symptoms chronic fatigue, tiredness and weight gain.

The limits of adding iodine to salt recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) are between 20 mg and 40 mg for countries where the population consumes an average of 10 grams of salt per day. The Ministry of Health indicate that the Brazilian consumes 9.6 grams of salt daily, but the total consumption can reach 12 grams when taken into account and processed foods consumed away from home.

According to ANVISA, the process of salt iodization is a measure adopted worldwide in order to prevent iodine deficiency disorders (IDD), which include severe and irreversible mental retardation and deaf-mutism in children, congenital anomalies bócio.Segundo Agency and the companies will have 90 days to suit, from the publication of the standard in the Official Gazette (DOU).

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