According to Natural News, in conjunction with the non-profit Consumer Wellness Center (ConsumerWellness.org), they have begun publishing heavy metals lab reports for off-the-shelf food products. With industrial pollution worsening and many “organic” foods now imported from China, heavy metals and toxic elements are increasingly being found in foods purchased by consumers, including some certified organic foods.
Through NaturalNews.com, heavy metals lab results are available free to the public and include parts per billion (ppb) concentrations of aluminum, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, lead and copper. Due to concerns about foods absorbing radioactive fallout from the Fukushima catastrophe, results for cesium and uranium are also included. Toxic elements are linked to diseases like cancer, Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, kidney failure, cognitive impairment, birth defects, hardening of the arteries and more.
Testing is conducted via ICP-MS (Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry), using high-level analytical chemistry and cutting edge scientific instrumentation.
Foods being tested by the CWC include fast foods, conventional grocery products, breakfast cereals, superfoods, protein powders, infant formula, packaged meats, dairy products, sodas, teas and dietary supplements. A small selection of lab results is already published, with dozens more posted each week. Results are available now at: Labs.NaturalNews.com.
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In general, whole, raw, unprocessed foods have been found by Mike Adams to retain much higher quantities of toxic elements, keeping them from being absorbed by the body, while cooked, processed or refined foods have been found to retain very low quantities of toxic elements and heavy metals. The retention of toxic elements is aided by insoluble fibers as well as natural “ionic affinities” for certain elements. For example, most seafood products (fish, shrimp, scallops, etc.) have a natural affinity for binding with cesium. This actually creates an increased risk for seafood in the Pacific Ocean to absorb radioactive cesium-137 being washed into the ocean from the Fukushima catastrophe.
REPORTS FROM THE FORENSIC FOOD LAB – RUN BY MIKE ADAMS:
Mike Adams’ discovery of the Metals Retention Factor (MRF) means that liquid mineral supplements and vitamin/mineral powders need to be carefully looked at with additional testing to ensure that they are not contaminated with toxic elements and heavy metals. Adams is currently conducting comprehensive research on liquid minerals, fresh juice and fresh produce and vitamin powders in order to document their MRF numbers and elemental composition.
Metals Retention Factor data for hundreds of foods, superfoods, beverages and dietary supplements is in the process of being published at Labs.NaturalNews.com.
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