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Is There Lead in Your Chocolate?

Lead in Chocolates

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  • Thirty-five of 50 chocolate brands tested were found to contain lead and/or cadmium, many at levels that exceeded California’s safety limit
  • Some of the samples contained up to nine and seven times the daily amount that California considers safe for lead and cadmium, respectively
  • While the levels were low, there’s no safe level of lead exposure for children; contact your favorite chocolate brands manufacturer to find out if their products are regularly tested for lead and other contaminants

By Dr. Mercola

Chocolate is a favorite treat for many people, and it can even be healthy if you choose high-quality dark chocolate that's rich in antioxidants and low in sugar.


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