Dark Chocolate May Pose Health Hazard

  • “For 23 of the bars, eating just an ounce a day would put an adult over a level that public health authorities and CR’s experts say may be harmful for at least one of those heavy metals,” Consumer Reports stated. “Five of the bars were above those levels for both cadmium and lead.”
  • “To determine the risk posed by the chocolates in CR’s test, we used California’s maximum allowable dose level (MADL) for lead (0.5 micrograms) and cadmium (4.1mcg),” Consumer Reports acknowledged.
  • “There are risks for people of any age,” Tunde Akinleye, the food safety researcher who led the Consumer Reports project, stated.
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