June 2016 Current Events: Disasters & Science News
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of June 2016.
1. FDA: Hold the Salt 2. Soldiers Killed in Texas Floods 3. Obesity Epidemic 4. CDC Announces Hundreds of Zika Diagnoses 5. Philadelphia Passes Sugary Drinks Tax 6. Heat Wave and Fires Devastate Southwest 7. Floods Devastate West Virginia
- FDA: Hold the Salt
- On June 1, 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces new guidelines for sodium. Targeting major food manufacturers and chain restaurants, the new policies are designed to reduce salt in processed and prepared food, allowing consumers the choice of whether to add the condiment or not. According to the FDA, The average American consumes nearly 50% more sodium than recommended by most experts and contributes to high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease.
- Photo source: AP Photo/Al Behrman, File