Apparently freed from all common sense and the application of rock-solid evidence, the EU Commissioners appear to be hell-bent on interfering in the Vitamin and Mineral Supplement business. Look out for more and more EU ‘revelations’ concerning, for example, the dire results following the consumption of more than 600 units of Vitamin D per day, for example. The mere fact that you can absorb tens of thousands of units of Vitamin D through the skin in an hour or two will not trouble the Commission.
There was not even one death caused in the USA by a vitamin supplement in 2010, according to the most recent information collected by the U.S. National Poison Data System.
The new 203-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, published online at http://www.aapcc.org/dnn/Portals/0/2010%20NPDS%20Annual%20Report.pdf, shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin.
Additionally, there were no deaths whatsoever from any amino acid or dietary mineral supplement.
Three people died from non-supplement mineral poisoning: two from medical use of sodium and one from non-supplemental iron. On page 131, the AAPCC report specifically indicates that the iron fatality was not from a nutritional supplement.
This is even better news than it might seem at first. You see, the zero figure includes all those people assumed by the Commission to need protection from themselves. Such people, for example, as those who consume ridiculously high quantities of this or that vitamin or mineral in the mistaken belief that something wonderful will then happen to their health.
Of course, those who look after their own health by the informed use of supplements will be in less need of visits to the doctor, followed by prescriptions of products produced by pharmaceutical companies...
For a fuller picture see:- http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/index.shtml and look at the December 28th 2011 news release.