Lead news, articles and information:
|12/1/2016 - During the Flint city water crisis, as children's brains were being poisoned by lead coming from their tap water, one pharmaceutical company was caught cashing in, in the greediest way. Valeant Pharmaceuticals hiked the price of an important medicine that treats severe lead poisoning. They hiked the...|
|11/28/2016 - Chinese officials discovered nightmarish levels of lead and mercury in Jixi, a northeastern city, last month. After testing underground water in Jixi's Liumao Village in Heilongjiang Province, researches found mercury levels nine times the national standard, reported China Central Television.
|11/18/2016 - As infrastructure in America's oldest cities approaches the century mark in many cases, it is becoming more apparent than ever that a national revitalization plan is needed to address what are evolving – and worsening – health issues related to decay.
One of the biggest health problems...|
|11/12/2016 - Children spend the majority of their time in school, so it's only natural that attentive parents make a point of ensuring that these are safe and productive places. Many parents focus on aspects such as the school's security, its teachers and its academic statistics, but few parents give the quality...|
|10/22/2016 - The left-leaning ruling elite in America's cities always claim to "care more" about the people. But the fact is, their policies belie their statements.
That is particularly true in Chicago, where former Obama administration official Rahm Emanuel is mayor. Under his "leadership," parts of the city...|
|10/19/2016 - Those convenient plastic bottles that hold many of your favorite soft drinks could be poisoning your body with heavy metals, new research out of India has found. India's Drugs Technical Advisory Board (DTAB), a division of its government Health Ministry, recently uncovered the presence of toxins like...|
|10/17/2016 - "Parents and women must know that deaths occurred," states Dr. Diane Harper, when speaking with CBS News in 2009. Dr. Harper was a lead developer of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine. Once a strong believer in Gardasil and Cervarix, she was part of the team that approved the vaccines for safety...|
|9/29/2016 - An expert involved in the approval process for the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines Gardasil and Cervarix, is speaking out about the dangers and why you shouldn't risk your child's health in getting them.
Diane Harper, M.D., professor and chair of the department of Family and Geriatric Medicine...|
|9/21/2016 - Following the publishing of accredited heavy metals test results showing the majority of Shilajit products containing concerning levels of lead, a toxic heavy metal, today I am officially urging health product retailers nationwide to pull all Shilajit products delivering over 1 microgram of lead per...|
|9/21/2016 - The non-profit Consumer Wellness Center has just published heavy metals tests results for eight of the most popular brands of Shilajit, a black tar-like substance that oozes out from between the rocks of mountains. See published results here. Many U.S. dietary supplement consumers are eating Shilajit...|
|9/13/2016 - It pains me to realize how many millions of people have been harmed by toxic heavy metals found in unscrupulous dietary supplement products sold by hucksters and charlatans. Yes, that's a pretty big claim, but I've been in this industry for more than 15 years, I run an internationally accredited food...|
|9/12/2016 - One year ago, the first public rumors emerged about Flint's city water being contaminated with lead, after the city made the switch from fresh water coming from Detroit's Lake Huron to toxic water coming from the highly polluted Flint River. State officials failed to apply corrosion inhibitors, letting...|
|9/12/2016 - Families residing in an Indiana housing complex constructed atop an inoperative lead smelting plant claim they were never warned, until recently, about the dangers of lingering toxins in the soil, which are presumed responsible for adverse health effects in children. An estimated 1,100 tenants, 33 percent...|
|9/12/2016 - Recent tests in my internationally accredited science laboratory (ISO 17025 accreditation, the "gold standard" of analytical excellence) revealed a shilajit supplement to contain an astonishing 2,700+ ppb (parts per billion) of lead, a toxic heavy metal linked to cognitive damage.
This is the same...|
|9/7/2016 - At the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, residents (mostly poor African American families) have been living, working and playing in toxic soil, heavily contaminated with lead. Mayor Anthony Copeland recently announced that the housing facilities would be demolished, and that everyone living...|
|8/30/2016 - For decades, residents of the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana, have have been living on soil contaminated with high levels of lead and arsenic. Last month, more than 1,000 residents of the 346-unit complex were told that their homes must be demolished due to severe lead contamination,...|
|8/19/2016 - Neighborhoods where kids face the highest risk of lead poisoning exist all across America.
The trouble is that exposure risk is surprisingly difficult estimate, due to a variety of state-by-state differences in reporting standards. So we worked with epidemiologists in Washington state to estimate...|
|8/12/2016 - Just two weeks after the release of my new book Food Forensics, which identifies dangerous levels of lead contamination in turmeric products, the FDA has taken bold enforcement action on the subject. At least three turmeric spice manufacturers -- Gel Spice, JM Exotic Foods and Gel Spice -- have been...|
|8/10/2016 - Today I'm announcing heavy metals testing services for your vitamins, herbs, superfoods and supplements. With this heavy metals test kit from the Health Ranger Store, you can now find out the precise parts per billion concentrations of heavy metals, nutritive minerals and trace minerals in all your...|
|8/3/2016 - Our body is designed to sleep at night and work during the day. A new study by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) biologists shows that working night shifts or disrupting the body's internal clock may lead to cancer growth.
Until now, nobody had a clue why disrupting the biological clock,...|
|7/6/2016 - One of the most bold, artistic ways to make a statement about your life is to get a permanent tattoo inked on your skin. Tattoos give us the freedom to express who we are, whether it's by defining a belief, commemorating a loved one, or for some other personal reason. It's estimated that 25 percent...|
|6/28/2016 - Dangerous levels of lead are present in many commonly-purchased foods, according to Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams' groundbreaking new book, Food Forensics, which will become available at all major booksellers on July 26.
In Food Forensics: The Hidden Toxins Lurking in Your Food and How to...|
|6/21/2016 - It's been several months since major lead contamination of drinking water was first reported in Flint, Michigan, and it appears that another Midwestern city is now suffering similar woes. According to reports, the drinking water at nearly two dozen public schools in the Chicago School District (CPS)...|
|5/26/2016 - If you thought the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency appeared seasoned in its efforts to obscure the lead poisoning that maimed thousands in Flint, Michigan, including scores of innocent children, you would be correct, as it wasn't the first the time the so-called "health" agency engaged in such...|
|5/24/2016 - The Environmental Protection Agency, simply put, has a history of incompetence and arrogance, as well as a reputation for clearing itself while holding other people responsible for its own inactions.
Most recently, these traits were evident in the way the federal agency whiffed on water contamination...|
|5/10/2016 - It has been revealed that, as far back as 2008, an official in the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) tried to bury data showing high lead levels in drinking water in order to avoid having to notify homeowners of the danger.
In the email, the official openly asks the testers to go...|
|5/9/2016 - In recent days, and likely after much hand-wringing, a trio of state and city officials have been indicted for poisoning scores of mostly African American residents in the city of Flint with water containing dangerous amounts of lead.
As reported by The Associated Press and others, the officials...|
|5/4/2016 - In recent days so-called "smoking gun" evidence has surfaced in the Flint, Michigan, lead contamination scandal. The Guardian is reporting that a state environmental official suggested that a water collection technician who was gathering samples for a suburban Detroit private water system 'bump out'...|
|5/4/2016 - A new study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that a group of chemicals used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastic and vinyl has been found to leach into fast food via the plastic containers they are packaged in.
As reported by the UK's Daily Mail Online,...|
|5/3/2016 - It is turning out to be one of the biggest environmental scandals in modern history, complete with intrigue, suspense, political chicanery and even murder.
For nearly a year-and-a-half, officials in Flint, Michigan, along with state and federal environmental officials, covered up the fact that water...|
|4/21/2016 - In what appears to be a first for America, scientists and water quality managers who worked for the government have been charged with felony crimes for conspiring to poison the people of Flint, Michigan with lead in the water supply.
According to the Detroit Free Press:
Multiple charges were filed...|
|4/20/2016 - If you ask people to comment on cancer surgeon Dr. David Gorski ("ORAC"), a lot of words and phrases get repeated with striking frequency. "Sociopath" "Hate monger" "Pathological liar" and even "A danger to society."
It's little surprise that Dr. Gorski's own patients also warn about his hateful...|
|4/20/2016 - Double standards are prevalent in American society, and are constantly being projected through the mainstream media. Recognizing these double standards is easy when you follow the money and understand the industries that influence and control the media.
In Flint, Michigan, lead levels in the municipal...|
|4/19/2016 - After the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, Greater Cincinnati Water Works customers are now being warned that a great portion of the city-owned service lines are made of lead which can leak into the city's drinking water.
Last week, the Cincinnati City Council's Economic Growth and Infrastructure...|
|4/13/2016 - According to a report published by The Lancet in 2014 but that has only recently gained wider attention, fluoride is a neurotoxin in the same category as mercury, lead and arsenic.
Fluoride's status as a neurotoxin is not particularly new or controversial in the medical community, but this knowledge...|
|4/11/2016 - We've just finished testing the first 100 water samples we received from Natural News readers via our EPA Watch program to monitor the nation's municipal water supplies. Because the EPA knowingly lies about lead contamination in water -- and because state water testing agencies routinely commit scientific...|
|4/11/2016 - In 2014, the state of California began a lead-cleanup effort in the city of Vernon. Widespread contamination had come from a nearby car battery recycling plant that, for years, had been repeatedly cited for improper disposal of hazardous waste. The plant was closed in 2015, after state regulators had...|
|4/9/2016 - A recent USA Today investigation on former lead smelter sites across the U.S. has revealed shocking levels of lead in soils near many of the plants, including in residential areas where children play. The report series explains that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), despite knowing about the...|
|4/9/2016 - In an age of government corruption and regulatory abuse, citizen scientists are now more urgently needed than ever before. This is perhaps no more true than in Flint, Michigan, where activists conducted independent research that discovered lead levels in children had doubled since the city switched...|
|4/8/2016 - This is yet another example of how the federal bureaucracy has grown so big and so ubiquitous as to have become unanswerable to the general public and, sadly, Congress.
As reported recently by the Detroit News, the Environmental Protection Agency's top official in the Midwest was aware that the drinking...|
|4/3/2016 - Even relatively low levels of lead exposure can produce emotional disorders in children, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on June 30.
"Our study is showing that even low levels of lead is associated with...|
|4/1/2016 - Reports of children being poisoned by lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, have shocked the nation – and for good reason. Unfortunately, the story of Flint, Michigan, isn't exactly unique. Children across the country are exposed to toxic lead everyday – levels which meet and exceed...|
|3/27/2016 - The nation has been rightly outraged by the recent large-scale lead poisoning of the children (and adults) of Flint, Michigan. Amid calls for the identification and punishment of the government officials responsible, however, a dangerous impression may have been created that the case of Flint is somehow...|
|3/22/2016 - In April 2014, Flint, Michigan, made the switch from Detroit's water supply to the Flint River to save some money. Almost immediately after making the switch residents noticed a change in their tap water quality.
Numerous complaints came in about cloudy, discolored, smelly water. It tasted bad and...|
|3/21/2016 - One of the Environmental Protection Agency's core functions is the enforcement of provisions contained, which includes "the authority to implement pollution control programs such as setting wastewater standards for industry," and to assist states in ensuring that the general public has safe drinking...|
|3/19/2016 - After presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told Flint, Michigan, resident Lee-Anne Walters that it will take years before lead issues are improved, Walters says she was so taken aback that she became momentarily ill. "I hated Hillary Clinton's answer," Walters says. "It actually made me vomit in my...|
|3/14/2016 - Could that enticing chocolate bar be the key to a healthy pregnancy? A new study out of Canada suggests so, revealing that regular intake of both low- and high-flavonol chocolate may help reduce a woman's risk of preeclampsia, a condition marked by an unusual jump in blood pressure that puts her and...|
|3/11/2016 - Talk to any conventionally trained physician and they will tell you: the effects of lead poisoning are irreversible. But that would be news to Dr. Charles Gant, physician and educator, who has been helping people to reverse the health problems associated with lead poisoning for over three decades!
|3/10/2016 - A few months ago, the man-made water disaster finally blew up in Flint and on the media, after almost two years of struggle. Although bottled water was finally delivered to residents in January, what has taken place in Flint can no longer be swept under the carpet. For almost two years, state officials...|
|3/9/2016 - Sadly, the EPA has become a corrupt, incompetent regulatory regime that has utterly failed to protect America from lead poisoning in the water supply.
In an effort to take over the job of the EPA in testing America's water supply for lead poisoning, we've just opened up our water project to receive...|
|3/4/2016 - Officials who blew the whistle on lead-contaminated water in Flint, Michigan, say children had blood lead levels significantly higher than what US health officials regard as elevated, and that the state was aware children were being poisoned. Since childhood lead poisoning scarcely makes news headlines,...|
|3/4/2016 - The EPA has come under fire for the revelation that months before the massive lead poisoning of Flint's water supply became public, an EPA employee had notified his superiors of the problem. Instead of warning the people of Flint, however, the EPA privately communicated with Michigan's Department of...|
|2/17/2016 - Here's the scoop, folks: I've just announced a non-profit nationwide initiative to test the water supplies from 100+ cities across America, exposing the LIES of the EPA in an effort to protect our children from the kind of lead poisoning that just happened in Flint, Michigan. (Click here to watch my...|
|2/1/2016 - As Flint, Michigan, continues to be faced with the challenge of cleaning up its own lead-tainted water supply, another city in the state of Ohio finds itself dealing with a similar problem.
Once again, federal, state and local officials have failed in their responsibility to a community to not only...|
|1/31/2016 - Day after day, month after month, the people of Flint, Michigan, were poisoned by increasing amounts of lead and other toxins coming from the city's water supply. The poisoning began in April 2014, when the source of the city's drinking water was switched from Detroit to the Flint River. The switch...|
|1/22/2016 - In breaking news, the people of Flint, Michigan, are suing Governor Snyder, the city of Flint, and the state for injuries obtained from drinking lead-contaminated water – water which was been known to be harmful, yet which went ignored. As a result of this blatant shunning of public health, there...|
|1/20/2016 - The Obama administration has declared a federal state of emergency in Flint, Michigan, due to pervasive contamination of the city's water supply that has harmed tens of thousands of residents – including afflicting the city's children with irreversible lead poisoning.
The crisis began in April...|
|1/19/2016 1:10:52 PM - The evolution of a depressed, angry generation accelerates as the slow, steady mutilation of their minds increases. Brain cells are being shot to pieces silently, by weapons of mass destruction hidden in the waterways. An entire population is under attack. The violence is taking place out of sight....|
|1/19/2016 - One of the foremost researchers whose work led to the development of the two existing human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines, now warns that as currently used, those vaccines have not been proven safe or effective.
"About eight in every ten women who have been sexually active will have HPV at some...|
|12/1/2015 - As part of my continued investigation into zeolite composition and zeolite products, I've just completed an elemental analysis of a zeolite liquid product called CytoDetox.
Natural News readers may recall that I sounded the alarm on lead and aluminum in "micronized" zeolite powders, encouraging people...|
|11/3/2015 - Continuing with our laboratory testing revelations on zeolites, we've now moved into testing new batches of zeolite liquids.
For most zeolite liquids, I am consistently seeing lead concentrations from 0.11ppm to 0.22ppm.
However, GHC's "Zeotrex" liquid formula is only showing 8ppb, or 0.008ppm....|
|11/2/2015 - Based on my recent articles revealing the composition and function of zeolites, some readers are asking questions to gain a deeper understanding of what zeolites are made of, how they work, and where they don't work.
Below, I present three of the most common questions, along with informative answers.
|11/2/2015 - Much of what we've all been told about zeolites over the years is a myth. Sadly, even articles published on Natural News have inadvertently repeated this myth, although I am now directing staff to update all zeolite articles on Natural News to reflect the latest scientific findings I'm releasing on...|
|10/30/2015 - I want to thank all the readers who participated in the outpouring of support following my publishing of laboratory test results for zeolites.
As I wrote yesterday, off-the-shelf zeolites are composed of remarkably high concentrations of lead (10, 20, 40 or even 60 ppm) and strikingly higher concentrations...|
|10/29/2015 - After publishing a short story yesterday that warned about high lead and aluminum levels in zeolites (while also pointing out the clinical use of zeolites for blocking cesium-137), I awoke today to a stream of legal threats from a zeolite manufacturer who didn't like what I had to say.
I'm used to...|
|8/31/2015 - Most people mistakenly believe that good intentions always lead to positive results. If everybody just acts in a way that's consistent with good intentions, we're told, outcomes will also be good.
But I've just released a new mini-documentary that obliterates this myth. The "Rational Insanity Paradox"...|
|8/21/2015 - Cancer remains one of the most-researched diseases all around the world, as international scientists work on research to broaden the understanding of every aspect of this disease – why and how it develops, grows and spreads within the human body. This knowledge hopefully then translates into medical...|
|8/18/2015 - The "accidental" release by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of more than three million gallons of toxic sludge into a Colorado river system that feeds into the larger Colorado River has resulted in a massive surge of heavy metal contamination, including lead levels that are now 3,580...|
|8/12/2015 - The incompetence of big government never ceases to amaze me. The EPA -- now known as the "Environmental POLLUTION Agency" -- recently managed to spill 3 million gallons of toxic sludge into the Animas River. The actual composition of that toxic sludge is being kept a secret by the EPA, which is why...|
|7/20/2015 - If there's anything to be learned from history concerning public health, it's that supposedly advanced civilizations don't always get things right, despite their seemingly progressive knowledge and understanding. For ancient Rome, it was a combination of decadence and heavy metal toxicity, believe it...|
|3/22/2015 - A Seattle architect named Katrina Spade has proposed a new solution for urban food production: convert the recently deceased into nutritious compost to feed the food crops.
The project is called the Urban Death Project, and it describes the process of turning dead humans into food as follows:
|3/5/2015 - Today I'm publishing the laboratory test results that document the levels of lead, cadmium, arsenic and aluminum found in popular cigarettes and cigarette rolling paper. The good news is that the concentrations of metals are very low in the rolling paper.
Below, a series of graphics show the cigarette...|
|1/28/2015 - Leaded gasoline is a thing of the past for automobiles. But a recent government report explains that leaded "avgas," as it is called for aircraft, is still being used to the tune of about 225 million gallons annually by piston-engine aircraft, which release nearly 1,000 tons of lead dust annually over...|
|12/5/2014 - A recent study conducted by researchers from Pennsylvania State University, the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth College has revealed that advertisements and marketing messages designed to help people lose weight may actually have the opposite effect, causing individuals to engage in unhealthy...|
|11/16/2014 - Lead poisoning is the greatest environmental threat to children, according to the Ohio Department of Health, which recently announced plans to reduce the safety threshold for lead in children's blood. The state is following the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) lead on taking lead...|
|11/15/2014 - Shocking findings reported by NASA show that the problem of diminishing groundwater is poised to lead to the collapse of the food supply, where there could be devastating consequences.
The impact has already been felt, primarily in California. Data obtained form the Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment...|
|9/18/2014 - An accessible and lucrative resource, lead was one of the first heavy metals to be used by humans. In 2012, lead production in the United States reached an estimated 1.6 million metric tons, making it a valuable resource for a variety of products, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The metal,...|
|9/15/2014 - Lead contamination and various other types of pollution have plagued Philadelphia for decades. Dating back to the 1800s, the densely populated city served as a home to a booming industrial district, ripe with a variety of manufacturers including textile mills, chemical factories, ironworks and lead-producing...|
|9/12/2014 - The heart-health benefits of chocolate are well documented in the scientific literature. But a new review by scientists from the University of Campinas in Brazil casts a shadow on commercial chocolate as a safe source for obtaining these benefits, having found that many of the chocolate products sold...|
|9/7/2014 - A new study has determined that despite previous claims to the contrary, there is no safe level of lead exposure.
Testing the prenatal exposure to lead in a group of mice, researchers discovered that even minor levels of consistent lead exposure could trigger obesity during the early stages of life.
|9/2/2014 - The era we are all witnessing in our world right now may one day be called the "era of collapse." As is now evident to anyone paying attention, humans are rapidly using up all the world's finite resources. Water aquifers are being pumped dry, rare earth minerals are being depleted through aggressive...|
|9/1/2014 - While being interviewed by primarily Catholic Argentina's Viva weekly magazine, Pope Francis listed 10 ways to lead a happier life. Prior to being selected as the Catholic pope in 2013, Pope Francis was going by his birth name, Jorge Maria Bergoglio, while he was a cardinal and the archbishop of Buenos...|
|8/29/2014 - The fight taking place doesn't always involve guns on the battlefield. Sometimes the battlefield is something quiet and innocent like a field of crops. The gun is sometimes the chemical pesticides and herbicides soaking into the plants, loading up in the soil. The pesticides and herbacides fire back...|
|8/25/2014 - Hundreds of thousands of people die each year from lead poisoning, and while it is more common in developing countries, it's not restricted to those regions. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers lead poisoning to be one of the top 10 chemical exposures threatening public health, accounting...|
|7/29/2014 - The sodium fluoride added to U.S. water supplies is contaminated with the toxic elements lead, tungsten and aluminum, a Natural News Forensic Food Labs investigation has revealed. Strontium and uranium were also found in substantial quantities in some samples, raising additional questions about the...|
|7/28/2014 1:19:20 PM - Scientists with the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, ventured into unexplored waters when their research unveiled a link between sleep deprivation and false memories.
Led by Steven J. Frenda, the study found that sleeping five hours or less a night...|
|7/20/2014 - Behind the pretty labels and fancy advertisements lurks a silent and hidden danger. Often, the very image elaborately displayed is really not what it appears to be. This couldn't be any truer than for decorative drinking glasses, which are often found loaded with alarming levels of lead and cadmium....|
|7/13/2014 - High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is used to sweeten many food products, like popular ketchup brands, pancake syrups and barbecue sauces. The grocery store is loaded with HFCS food concoctions, but the greatest concern regarding health is probably sodas, since these beverages are easily consumed en masse.
|6/26/2014 - Before you begin your journey into discovering for yourself why baked goods cause depression, you should pre-empt that knowledge with a basic understanding of where depression usually finds its roots, and then dig them up. This will prevent them from "growing back" later. After this, you should scrub...|
|6/25/2014 - Lead poisoning is an expensive health, social and economic problem affecting 70 percent of Michigan's children and costing more than $300 million per year.
A recently published report titled: "Economic Impact of Lead Exposure and Remediation in Michigan" by the University of Michigan School of Public...|
|6/18/2014 - The improper disposal of toxic waste released by industrial factories continues to plague China, sickening and critically injuring many unsuspecting victims.
The latest instance occurred when a chemical plant in Hunan province's Hengdong County had its electricity shut off amid claims that it poisoned...|
|6/17/2014 - Exposure to lead while in the womb can have disastrous effects on a child's IQ, suggests a new study out of China. Researchers from Sun Yat-sen University, after evaluating several hundred pregnant women with varying levels of lead in their blood, discovered that prenatal exposure to the toxic substance...|
|6/13/2014 - America is being doused every minute of every day with the toxic heavy metal lead as it is burned in "avgas" -- aviation gas, the fuel that powers most piston-driven aircraft (i.e. anything with a propeller). A grand total of 571 tons of lead are dumped each year into the air over our heads from aircraft...|
|6/12/2014 - Both ConsumerLab.com and the Natural News Forensic Food Lab have simultaneously confirmed high levels of the toxic heavy metal cadmium in cacao powder products. High levels of lead have also been found by Natural News in one brand of cacao powder.
Takeaway points from this research:
|6/11/2014 - Most people probably don't think twice about it as they water their lawns or gardens. But the average garden hose is teeming with chemicals like lead and bisphenol A (BPA), according to new research, and these toxins could be making you and your family sick.
The Ecology Center, a U.S.-based research...|
|5/31/2014 - 229 lead smelters were shut down in the US in the 1980s and were recently evaluated in a new nationwide study. Between the 1930s and 1960s, over 600 lead smelters were in full use across the US. To extract lead, workers used blast furnaces to process ore. The byproduct that was left behind in the mines...|
|5/28/2014 - In response to Natural News releasing accurate, scientifically-validated information about toxic heavy metals found in rice protein products, there has been a sustained disinfo campaign to try to distort the truth by claiming everyday fruits and vegetables contain high levels of toxic heavy metals.
|5/14/2014 - On the heels of Natural News spearheading the issue of toxic heavy metals contamination of rice protein products -- and the Doctor Oz Show giving it global attention -- almost every protein manufacturer in the industry is rapidly reformulating to produce cleaner, ultra-low-heavy-metals products.
|5/12/2014 - A Natural News Forensic Food Lab investigation has discovered that Ginkgo Biloba herbs imported from China contain shockingly high levels of the toxic heavy metal lead.
Click here to see the full lab results at Labs.NaturalNews.com.
Click here to watch the lab research video on YouTube.
|5/6/2014 - Go to Whole Foods today, pick a rice protein product off the shelf, and ask the store manager why they are selling rice protein containing toxic heavy metals at such high levels that they often exceed California Prop. 65 limits by over 1,000%! The answer you get may shock you: some Whole Foods employees...|
|5/1/2014 - For the past few months, Natural News has been warning the world about toxic heavy metals found in foods, superfoods and dietary supplements grown in China. Our Natural News Forensic Food Lab has produced breakthrough results showing, for example, that rice protein imported from China is significantly...|
|4/29/2014 - The world's second-largest home improvement retail store, Lowe's, has agreed to pay a federal penalty of half a million dollars following a deal that was reached with the Justice Department last Thursday.
The disciplinary action comes after Lowe's was caught failing to abide by mandatory practices...|
|4/21/2014 - My food science research in the Natural News Forensic Food Labs has turned up yet another alarming discovery... and this time, it's about pet treats that may be poisoning your dogs and cats with toxic heavy metals.
Over the last several months, I've been testing popular brands of pet treats sold...|
|4/20/2014 - Children born to mothers with high vitamin D levels during pregnancy are significantly stronger at four years of age, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Southampton and published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism in January.
|4/18/2014 - Everything you and I are doing right now to try to save humanity and the planet probably won't matter in a hundred years. That's not my own conclusion; it's the conclusion of computer scientist Steve Omohundro, author of a new paper published in the Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence.
|4/16/2014 - I can now report to you the extraordinary results of our efforts to drastically reduce heavy metals concentrations in rice protein products sold across North America. In a nutshell, we have now received confirmation from nearly every significant manufacturer in the industry that they have agreed to...|
|4/8/2014 - There is an epidemic of lead poisoning in the "rust belt" city of St. Louis, where hundreds of children annually are diagnosed with the condition, according to new reports. The St. Louis Department of Health (SLDH) says that, while city-wide efforts to reduce lead exposure have been moderately successful,...|
|4/1/2014 - USDA certified organic mangosteen powder imported into the USA from Thailand and sold as a bulk material to numerous superfood manufacturers and retailers has been confirmed at the Natural News Forensic Food Labs to be heavily contaminated with alarming levels of lead (see laboratory results below)....|
|4/1/2014 - This study was performed in China, where there is a very high level of toxic heavy metal residue from less regulated industries and coal-burning energy plants. The necessity of removing heavy metal toxins from waste water is more vital in China than most other regions.
Waterways and water used for...|
|3/20/2014 - As we continue to uncover the deep, dark history of chemical use in the United States as part of a series on arsenate pesticides, the issue comes up as to how heavy metals like lead and arsenic ever came to be accepted as beneficial for spraying all over our growing soils in the first place. Like many...|
|3/18/2014 - A quiet neighborhood nestled near the Los Angeles River known as Boyle Heights is slowly being invaded, ever so slightly, by hazardous lead levels. The residents, standing on the curb of their beautiful tree-lined streets, didn't see the invasion oncoming, but it's settling among them, into their soil,...|
|3/11/2014 - The industrial contamination of farms has reached alarming levels in the United States, and Mike Adams, Editor-in-Chief of Natural News, is sounding the alarms. This is like Paul Revere carrying THAT message, but this is for your health and sanity, instead of just your right to your land and your income.
|3/10/2014 - Every few years for the past half-century, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has progressively lowered the official threshold for what it considers to be "safe" exposure to lead. But during a recent evaluation, the agency determined that there really is no safe level of exposure...|
|3/7/2014 - Unlike whey protein, hemp protein and pea protein, every rice protein product we've tested so far has been found to contain significant levels of lead and cadmium, along with varying levels of the heavy metal tungsten. This has been found true across the product category, regardless of the product packaging...|
|3/3/2014 - The health industry is suddenly buzzing with more findings about heavy metals in protein products, and Dr. Oz is beginning to warn viewers about lead in some products. This is on top of Natural News finding substantial concentrations of the heavy metal tungsten in organic vegan rice protein products...|
|3/3/2014 - It may seem odd to associate lead toxicity with cardiac health issues. But there has been considerable research put into that association. Health experts seem to agree that there is no safe level of lead in our bodies, and this heavy metal toxin isn't easily flushed out of our system. Those small amounts...|
|3/2/2014 - Leaded gasoline for vehicles and lead-based paint for homes used to be the norm, as the dangers of lead went unnoticed. While the public has become aware of lead's health dangers, there remains concern for high levels of lead persisting in children's toys. These toys, typically imported from China,...|
|2/25/2014 - The big problem with functional mushrooms sold these days is that so many of them are contaminated with toxic heavy metals because they're grown in China. This is well known across the industry, but nobody talks about it publicly because they don't want customers to know the truth.
What truth is...|
|2/24/2014 - "As auto sales boomed after World War II, and drivers in powerful new cars increasingly asked service station attendants to "fill 'er up with ethyl," they were unwittingly creating a crime wave two decades later," reports Mother Jones in "America's Real Criminal Element: Lead." As it turns out, contact...|
|2/19/2014 - Perhaps I shouldn't be so easily amused, but I can hardly stop laughing at the theatrical attempts by some people in the natural products industry to convince their customers that eating heavy metals is good for you. Granted, most companies in the natural health space are very ethical and responsible....|
|2/14/2014 - Immediately after Natural News shocked the natural products industry by revealing significant levels of heavy metals in rice protein products, several of the smaller manufacturers got together to try to figure out how to counter scientific facts with public relations spin.
Three nights ago, a secret...|
|2/13/2014 - Despite assurances of safe levels in water and only traces in cosmetics, most scientists agree that there are no safe levels of lead. Lead is toxic, period. It serves absolutely no useful function for the human or animal body. It can affect every organ of a body but most often adversely affects red...|
|2/4/2014 - UPDATE: The story which originally appeared here is now irrelevant and has been replaced with this groundbreaking, history-making announcement:
I'm thrilled today to be able to announcing a groundbreaking "industry accord" agreement which will have dramatic, positive ramifications for the future...|
|2/4/2014 - UPDATE: The story which originally appeared here is now irrelevant and has been replaced with this groundbreaking, history-making announcement:
I'm thrilled today to be able to announcing a groundbreaking "industry accord" agreement which will have dramatic, positive ramifications for the future...|
|1/30/2014 - I've just posted an informative new video which explains why heavy metals are so toxic to human health, with details on how each heavy metal impacts particular organs in the body.
Click here to watch the video on YouTube.
The video covers the toxicity of:
|1/27/2014 - A new study has found that the compound curcumin can reduce memory deficits caused by a higher lead content in the body.
The results of the study, published a few years ago in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, "show that lead significantly increases lipid peroxidation and reduces the...|
|1/22/2014 - IMPORTANT UPDATE APRIL 18, 2014: Based on a product investigation, Natural News has now been informed that sales of the current production lot of One World Whey Protein will be halted by its manufacturer, Synergistic Nutrition.
What we now know for certain is that the label of the product is incorrect....|
|1/15/2014 - Environmental regulations since the 1970s have helped to rein in lead, following its universal recognition as a probable human carcinogen and powerful neurotoxin worth avoiding as much as possible. The elimination of lead-based gasoline and paint, as well as the phasing out of numerous industrial and...|
|1/14/2014 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was wrong in its assessment of how much lead is safe for children. Researchers from the University of Maryland (UM) in Baltimore recently found that children with blood lead levels ranging between 5 and 9 mcg/dL (micrograms per deciliter) --...|
|1/14/2014 - Word is spreading about Labs.NaturalNews.com -- the place where you can now get heavy metals test results for foods, superfoods, herbs, spices, supplements and much more! Although we've only posted about 20 products so far, we're posting new products almost every day, and some of the results are quite...|
|11/11/2013 9:50:55 AM - Lead is a ubiquitous industrial chemical and a potent neurotoxin. As such, lead toxicity remains a major public health concern worldwide. Fortunately, research suggests that turmeric root and myrrh can significantly mitigate lead's toxic effects on the body.
In a study conducted by researchers from...|
|10/6/2013 - It's bad enough that the city of Chicago is facing financial problems similar to those of Detroit; now, local taxpayers are being forced to pay for being poisoned.
For decades, the city installed lead water pipes, but in recent years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has discovered...|
|9/4/2013 - Here at Natural News, we are spearheading a campaign of total transparency for superfoods and nutritional supplements, including publicly posting our Certificate of Analysis for Clean Chlorella and Clean Chlorella SL.
You can view these documents yourself by opening these PDFs:
|8/1/2013 - Is the U.S. Army getting ready to adopt a less-lethal round for its standard-issue M16A1 and M4 rifles? The answer is yes, according to some ballistics experts who are refuting the service's claims that its new, "green" ammo will be better at killing enemy combatants.
"Special Operations Command...|
|7/31/2013 - If you enjoy a little extra spice on those enchiladas or flavor with those tortilla chips, you may want to practice more caution when purchasing salsas and hot sauces originating from Mexico. A new study out of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) recently found that at least four popular Mexican...|
|7/10/2013 5:39:56 PM - Update: The original reporter who covered Dr. Harper's presentations both in 2007 and 2009 claims Dr. Harper's statements about being able to "sleep at night" have been taken out of context. According to this reporter, Dr. Harper expressed serious concerns about Gardasil and Cervarix being mandated...|
|6/3/2013 - Three fateful actions dating back over 100 years ago ultimately led to today's mainstream model of medicine: Treating the body as a collection of parts instead of treating and nurturing the whole body; treating illness by managing symptoms with unnatural drug compounds; and ignoring and suppressing...|
|5/10/2013 - A popular cosmetic product since time immemorial, lipstick has long been used by women in many diverse cultures to accentuate their femininity and emanate their own unique expressions of elegance and style to the outside world. But a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley (UCB)...|
|4/21/2013 - A recent scientific paper that concluded imported rice was heavily contaminated with lead has been suddenly withdrawn by its author. Natural News has confirmed from the author, Monmouth University Chemistry Professor Tsanangurayi Tongesayi, that the paper is "recalled until further notice."
|4/17/2013 - Many parents are already well aware of the fact that consumer products made in China, and particularly those marketed for children, have a not-so-hot track record of safety. But a recent investigation conducted by the Oakland, California-based Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) has revealed that many...|
|2/20/2013 - New research funded in part by the U.S. government has finally proven that all those corn industry-funded commercials that claim high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is the same thing as table sugar, and that your body cannot tell the difference between the two, are patently false. According to the data,...|
|1/18/2013 9:11:59 PM - We have no idea of the heavy metal dangers lurking about us. So, I am gong to present common heavy metals, what they may cause in cumulative amounts and their common sources.
Constipation; Vomiting; Learning difficulties; Mental retardation; Hyperactivity; Vertigo; Gout, arthritis; kidney damage;...|
|11/17/2012 - Studies in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) trial looked at study participants to correlate the risk for gout attacks when compared to blood lead levels in the body. What they found was that blood levels of lead predisposed gout victims to episodes of gout but that purine...|
|10/24/2012 - Sneaky importers and foreign manufacturers really do not care if they poison your child. Federal inspectors in September diverted a load of Halloween costumes from China for testing and found 11 times the acceptable level of lead, according to Mike Milne, a spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection...|
|7/24/2012 - Last week, 16 jewelry retailers and suppliers were sued by the state of California for selling jewelry with more than 1,000 times the allowable lead, as lead-free. Many of the defendants are repeat offenders, and include manufacturers, shippers, sellers, distributors, and traders that do business in...|
|4/13/2012 - Playing in the National Football League (NFL) is an honor that is bestowed on the elite few who are good enough to compete for a roster slot, but it is also one of the most physically challenging jobs you could have. Every player going into the league knows that.
Which is why it's more than just...|
|3/10/2012 - Though set to become the world leader in manufacturing within the next few years, China has one of the worst track records for rampant environmental pollution with industrial materials and chemicals. And a recent report out of the town of Dongtang, which is located in China's major manufacturing region...|
|2/21/2012 - An analysis commissioned by the FDA of 400 popular lipstick products has alarmingly found at least some lead in every single product. The amount of lead found in 380 of the lipstick products tested was greater than the maximum 0.1 parts per million (ppm) allowed in candy bars - in some instances as...|
|10/31/2011 - NaturalNews can now report that Adya, Inc. has been caught not only misrepresenting the composition of its product on its own label, but has now been caught committing marketing fraud that violates its terms of licensing with Health Canada. Health Canada is already investigating the issue.
|7/25/2011 - Allowing your kids to play with the garden hose, filling the inflatable kiddie pool, nourishing your garden with hose water -- these all seem like harmless activities. However, research is now proving otherwise.
Many commercially bought water hoses contain dangerously high levels of lead which leech...|
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|6/15/2011 - We all have addictions - some to sweets, others to sports. For me, as for many of us, it's the latter. The 'good' reason for this is that sports offers us great fun to watch and it helps us to relax - a winning combo that is hard to beat. Strangely enough, the longer we are being immersed in having...|
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