(NaturalNews) College sports jerseys, key chains, seat cushions and other memorabilia have been found to contain shockingly high levels of toxic heavy metals like lead, mercury, cadmium and arsenic.
The toxic products were sold by stores like Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart, and they represent the University of Michigan, the University of Minnesota, Michigan State University and many other universities.
• Shockingly, a University of Michigan Deluxe Key Ring was found to contain over 1,200 ppm of mercury, a potent neurotoxin.
• A Michigan State University Seat Cushion was found to contain over 200 ppm cadmium and 170 ppm lead. Cadmium causes kidney damage and lead damages cognitive function.
• A University of Michigan jersey contained over 130 ppm lead in its ink print!
Laboratory tests conducted by...
Reading this, you may think these tests were conducted by myself at the Natural News Forensic Food Lab, because this is exactly the kind of thing we do.
I genuinely applaud the Ecology Center for achieving this stunning research. As a food science researcher, I know how incredibly expensive, time consuming and complex it is to conduct this sort of research. This project no doubt cost over $100,000 to carry out, and they are releasing the results for free in the public interest (just like we do).
This is commendable work, and I'm ecstatic to see that I'm not alone in running laboratory tests on everyday products and sharing the results with the world. (The Environmental Working Group also does fantastic work in this arena, by the way.) I strongly encourage Natural News readers to plug in to the Ecology Center and watch their work. In fact, if they are reading this, we'd like to do a feature story on your group and help bring more awareness to your amazing work. Great job!
Toxic college sports memorabilia
What these results reveal is that prominent universities are openly selling toxic products to the public. Apparently, these universities either are failing to test their own products before selling them, or they are testing the products and don't seem to care what they contain.
As a result, in my opinion these university sports products are contributing to chronic, degenerative disease in the American people and increasing their own customers' risks of cancer, neurological disorders, liver damage and kidney failure, among other serious health conditions. Even worse, some of these metals found in university products actually lower cognitive function and damage IQs, utterly contradicting the whole point of "higher education." Literally, these universities are releasing products that contribute to brain damage.
None of this surprises me, as I'm the scientist-activist who exposed Michigan State University selling highly toxic surplus laboratory equipment to the public, loaded with deadly mercury poison. In fact, Michigan State University sold me -- and readily shipped me -- enough mercury to poison the entire Los Angeles water supply. The boxes arrived via UPS, no questions asked!
So I know firsthand that universities routinely sell and deliver extremely toxic -- even deadly -- products directly to the public.
All the scientists, biochemists and nutritionists laughed their heads off, of course, but that didn't stop these companies from continuing to sell their contaminated products to an unsuspecting public.
Just as Natural News readers demand safe foods, dietary supplements and superfoods, it's equally important that you demand safe consumer products which are substantially free from heavy metals like mercury, arsenic, lead, cadmium and even tungsten.
The truth is finally beginning to emerge on all these heavy metals in your foods, superfoods and consumer products. With ICP-MS laboratories being set up by private entities like Natural News, more and more testing in the public interest is being routinely conducted. All companies selling toxic products will sooner or later be exposed.
So any manufacturer that wants to protect its reputation and operate with high integrity and high product safety needs to get with the program and start testing their products for heavy metals and other toxic chemicals.
In addition to his lab work, Adams is also the (non-paid) executive director of the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (CWC), an organization that redirects 100% of its donations receipts to grant programs that teach children and women how to grow their own food or vastly improve their nutrition. Click here to see some of the CWC success stories.
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