Daily iodine intake
Question for written answer E-003270/2012
to the Commission
Daciana Octavia Sârbu (S&D)
In some Member States, such as Romania, it is mandatory for salt introduced into the market to contain iodine.
Representatives of civil society in Romania have expressed concerns about the daily intake of iodine and have raised concerns that, on average, a Romanian consumes 11 grams of salt per day, which is double the dose recommended by the World Health Organisation, and that this dose may have adverse health effects.
In view of this:
- —Does the Commission have any information regarding the adverse effects of daily iodine intake?
- —Can the Commission provide any recommendations regarding the daily intake of iodine in salt?
OJ C 124 E, 30/04/2013