EcoWatch-March 26, 2016-Consumer health watchdog As You Sow released results Wednesday showing that 35 of 50 chocolate products tested, including chocolate bunnies and eggs, expose consumers to lead and cadmium above levels set by California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic … MORE
CNN – March 25, 2016 – It’s not something that will be listed among the ingredients, but chocolate contains some lead. Manufacturers say it’s trace amounts, and it makes its way into chocolate as a naturally occurring element that … MORE
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – March 23, 2016 – Consumer health watchdog As You Sow released results today showing that 35 of 50 chocolate products tested, including chocolate bunnies and eggs, expose consumers to lead … MORE
If you have a sweet tooth, you may have read studies talking about the health benefits associated with eating moderate amounts of chocolate. But our research has found a potential health risk in popular chocolate products that’s been flying under the radar – some chocolate contains toxic metals like lead and cadmium. MORE
Why should we worry about lead and cadmium? Does Soylent contain lead and cadmium? What is Proposition 65 and how is As You Sow enforcing it? Doesn’t the government protect us from chemicals like lead … MORE
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – August 12, 2015 – As You Sow, a non-profit environmental-health watchdog, today filed a notice of intent to bring legal action against Soylent, a “meal replacement” powder recently featured in a … MORE
GOOD MAGAZINE – Feb. 13, 2015 – Every Valentine’s Day, cuddly, cooing lovers exchange gifts of chocolate, a confection known for its association with love since the days of Montezuma, who would load up on … MORE
FAIR WARNING – Feb. 11, 2015 – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, news that may break a chocolate-lover’s heart: A consumer group is taking legal action against an array of major chocolate manufacturers and … MORE
CIVIL EATS – Feb. 11, 2015 – We’ve begun to expect unusual flavors like chili, salt, and lavender in chocolate. But there might be another surprising addition to your Valentine’s Day sweets: heavy metals.
THE WASHINGTON POST – Feb. 11, 2015 – Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a California consumer health watchdog group filed legal notices Wednesday demanding that many of the big chocolate companies post warnings on … MORE
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – February 11, 2015 – Consumer health watchdog As You Sow filed notices of legal action today against Hershey’s, See’s Candies, and Mars. The notices allege violation of California’s Safe Drinking … MORE
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For several years, As You Sow has been researching and investigating traditional patent medicines, herbal remedies and dietary supplements to check for heavy metals (lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury) in violation of California’s Proposition 65. Of particular concern are herbs and other “medicinal” remedies imported from China and other developing countries where air and water pollution threaten to cause very serious heavy metal contamination problems.
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The California Attorney General’s office enforces Proposition 65 as well as oversees the enforcement activity by private parties and other public agencies. The Attorney General’s website provides a database of notices of violations that have … MORE
OEHHA maintains the list of chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer or reproductive harm. OEHHA’s website provides information about the listing process, the current list of chemicals, and the regulations implementing … MORE
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – October 21, 2010 – Major brand name companies including Hain Celestial, H.J. Heinz, ConAgra, and General Mills are taking a leadership role in responding to consumer market shifts as awareness … MORE
AS YOU SOW RELEASE – September 30, 2010 – A coalition of over 20 investors released an open letter to the investing community concerning Toys “R” Us’ sale of toxic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) toys. The … MORE