Apparently, Mayor Bloomberg has decided to run a city wide experiment without any consent forms. From the New York Times, "the city is starting a “nationwide initiative” to pressure the food industry and restaurant chains to cut salt intake by half over the next decade." This decision is based on published results that reduced salt can lower blood pressure. But rigorous clinical trials have not been done, and the test cases in that study had hypertension. Other studies have shown there is little long term benefit from lowered salt intake. It is highly unethical for a governing body to make sweeping public health decisions based on anecdotal evidence. This constitutes gross misconduct and could easily damage people's lives.
Here is the article:
Forced Clinical Trial in NY