Nutrients 2017 Jun 23;9(7). Epub 2017 Jun 23.
The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB T2N 4Z6, Canada.
There are sporadic cases of fatalities from acutely eating salt. Yet, on social media, there are "challenges to" and examples of children and some adults acutely eating salt, and recently a charity advocated eating small amounts of salt to empathize with Syrian refugees. We performed a systematic review of fatalities from ingesting salt to assess if relatively moderate doses of salt could be fatal. Read More