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Study Finds High-Fructose Corn Syrup Contains Mercury

Posted By admin On January 28, 2009 @ 4:40 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

HealthDay News [1]
Wednesday, Jan 28, 2009

Almost half of tested samples of commercial high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) contained mercury, which was also found in nearly a third of 55 popular brand-name food and beverage products where HFCS is the first- or second-highest labeled ingredient, according to two new U.S. studies.

HFCS has replaced sugar as the sweetener in many beverages and foods such as breads, cereals, breakfast bars, lunch meats, yogurts, soups and condiments. On average, Americans consume about 12 teaspoons per day of HFCS, but teens and other high consumers can take in 80 percent more HFCS than average.

“Mercury is toxic in all its forms. Given how much high-fructose corn syrup is consumed by children, it could be a significant additional source of mercury never before considered. We are calling for immediate changes by industry and the [U.S. Food and Drug Administration] to help stop this avoidable mercury contamination of the food supply,” said the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy’s Dr. David Wallinga, a co-author of both studies.

In the first study, researchers found detectable levels of mercury in nine of 20 samples of commercial HFCS. The study was published in current issue of Environmental Health.

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[6] Hidden Dangers: Foods with High Fructose Corn Syrup: http://www.prisonplanet.com/hidden-dangers-foods-with-high-fructose-corn-syrup.html

[7] High-Fructose Corn Syrup Damages Learning Abilities, Memory: http://www.prisonplanet.com/high-fructose-corn-syrup-damages-learning-abilities-memory.html

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