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Chocolate bars contaminated with heavy metals, finds Consumer Reports in the United States

United States.- At least 8 Chocolate Brands Registered bitter for sale in the United States high concentration of heavy metals harmful to humans, such as cadmium And this Chiefpublic consumer Reports In recent research.

of 28 points popular study by scientists from the non-profit advocacy organization, All Presented dangerous level of heavy metals.

Consume only chocolate in 23 brands One tola of product per day will keep Even then adult above Levels of at least one of the metals potentially harmful to humans.

in the same way, Five times they were above those levels for both cadmium and lead.

long term riskEven small amounts of heavy metals can To provoke many health problems including brain development problems In young children, experts say. Although risk is for people in general health any age,

repeated exposure al Chief In adults it can cause Problem of Management well knit, high blood pressuresystem suppression immunity,

it can also cause kidney damage why fertility problemsaccording to bath tunde akinlereports a consumer food safety researcher who he directed testing,

On the other hand, Consumer Reports reported that other five marks their levels were Relatively low of both the metals.

Although no federal limits For the content of these metals in chocolate bars, taken from Consumer Reports Reference the level of maximum dose allowed from California,

Under state law, the limit of Chief Will happen 0.5 µg while for him cadmium limit will be 4.1 µg.

The study found an ounce of chocolate Thoda Meetha Dark Special hershey contained a 265, plus of Chief California allows, and dark chocolate from trader joe A vest with 72% cocoa 192% more,

According to Consumer Reports’ findings, the safest options are:

  • Mast Organic Dark Chocolate 80% Cacao,
  • Organic Delicious Dark Chocolate 70% Cacao,
  • Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate 86% Cacao,
  • Ghirardelli Intense Dark Chocolate Twilight Delight
  • and Valrhona Abinao Dark Chocolate 85% Cacao.

In an emailed statement, Chamber of Commerce protested For Consumer Reports use the levels set by California, noting that the state does not set federal food safety standards.

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Association of confess published in August a Research shows Shape of reduce lead and cadmium In chocolate, including planting new trees by cocoa farmers.

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