December 15, 2022 – Thursday
I just created the graphic above and shared the following post on social media (below). Stand by for more on this shortly. Thanks for reading!
PLEASE REALIZE the fundamental flaw with this summary starts with that assumption (that we should be okay with acceptable limits set by our federal [or State] agencies – for any food product.) THERE IS NO SAFE LEVEL OF LEAD EXPOSURE. THERE IS NO SAFE LEVEL OF CADMIUM EXPOSURE. Lead causes brain damage, heart disease, arthritis, reproductive disorders, infertility (it’s a long list). Cadmium causes cancer. Absent stricter manufacturing standards for processed foods, we need to LIMIT our consumption of processed foods and especially chocolate – which is the most (Lead)-contaminated food. This is discussed in the closing scene of my documentary film (pinned in my instagram highlights or go to LeadSafeMama.com and put “my film” in the search bar) – in a scene I filmed – interviewing scientists about the subject – in 2012.
The frustrating bit here is that we cannot seem to keep this issue in the forefront of public consciousness. The news cycle is too saturated and people forget about this very real concern very quickly once something else grabs their attention. NO SAFE LEVEL means NO SAFE LEVEL. Even the “safer choices” suggested by Consumer Reports have too much Lead and too much Cadmium. Ways to limit your consumption of Lead and Cadmium (tips and guidance) are in my Chocolate article – written almost 10 years ago now – linked today earlier on Facebook and in my instagram highlights and stories – and on the home page at LeadSafeMama.com today. #LeadSafeMama #ToxicChocolate We need this type of information NOT to live in fear, but to be able to make safer choices for our families.