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Health Ranger decimates false argument of 'naturally occurring' heavy metals

Heavy metals

(NaturalNews) You may have come across claims that heavy metals found in certain foods, nutritional supplements and "superfood" products are somehow "naturally occurring," but the Health Ranger has some important news for you: This is a bogus argument based on "voodoo science," and Adams has prepared a video explaining exactly why you should reject such nonsense.

In the video below, Health Ranger Mike Adams – founder/editor and research director of Natural News – presents the facts regarding this false argument, and talks about how some marketing manipulators and public relations people are using the term "naturally occurring" in an attempt to deceive consumers about the safety and purity of their products.

Since the Health Ranger began publishing the results of his laboratory
testing of various foods, superfoods and nutritional supplements, some
of the companies whose products were found to contain dangerous levels
of lead
and other heavy metals have been scrambling to protect their market
shares by claiming that this contamination is somehow "natural" – as if
these heavy metals were normally found in the soil, air and water and
therefore "safe" for human consumption.

The truth is that heavy metals at these high concentrations are not "naturally occurring" at all; they are the product of industrial pollution that in many cases has traveled far from its source to accumulate in the soil and water from which these products are grown or derived.

The Health Ranger first refers to the EPA's own numbers regarding the massive amounts of toxic heavy metals emitted by power plants alone each year. For example, power plants belch out nearly 2 million pounds of aluminum, 64,000 pounds of lead and close to 3,000 pounds of mercury on an annual basis. That's a lot of pollution, folks ...

And the pollution from power plants and other industrial sources often travels far from its source, sometimes tens of thousands of miles – carried and dispersed by wind, rain clouds, rivers and ocean currents – where it then accumulates in varying amounts in the soil and water, depending on location, weather patterns and other factors.

How the 'naturally occurring' myth is easily disproved

One of the ways that it can easily be proved that this contamination is not "naturally occurring," is by simply examining the comparative levels of heavy metals in some of the products the Health Ranger tested, and identifying where these products were produced.

For example, the laboratory results regarding lead concentrations in sea vegetables – one of the types of superfoods Adams tested – reveal that the product containing the highest levels of lead came from China, which is a notoriously polluted country, as are its surrounding waters.

On the other hand, one of the products tested that had no detectable levels of lead came from New Zealand, a country with far less industrial pollution than China, and with much cleaner water sources.

That one comparison alone provides ample evidence supporting the fact that high concentrations of heavy metals are not "natural" at all.




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