Erin Brockovich’s Questions

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Reese products sold in Walmart and Target feature x62 levels of lead

Remember “A Lame-Ass Offer” scene from Erin Brockovich where Julia Roberts offers a glass of water from the Hinkley well to the legal team of the polluter? And snaps an Oscar for the scene. Enjoy the clip:

Imagine yourselves offering your kid a food x14 more polluted than a glass of Flint Michigan Drinking Water.

This is not a movie scene, this is exactly what you are doing when buying Reese branded seafood in Walmart or Target. It comes from a company that calls itself World Finer Foods. Those fine foods are produced in the most contaminated areas of the world- China Sea, where the sewage and pollution of the population of a billion people is being dumped onto the seafood farms. Why these corporate monsters- WFF, Walmart, Target- are doing it? Because it’s cheap.

HealthyLivinG Foundation purchased in Walmart, Target and on Amazon and lab- tested:

lead in Reese seafood products exceeds safe levels by 62%- World Finer Foods supplies poison

lead in Reese seafood products exceeds safe levels by 62%- World Finer Foods supplies poison

Reese Smoked Baby Clams Fancy Cherry Wood in Cottonseed Oil contained 380 ppb lead and was 42x safe level of lead allowed in the state of California.

Reese Petite Smoked Oysters supplied 320 ppb lead and was 54x safe level of lead allowed in the state of California.

Reese Colossal Smoked Oysters contained 210 ppb.

Other Reese products were contaminated.

CEOs of Walmart, Target, World Finer Foods supply contaminated Reese seafood with up to x62 lead levels

CEOs of Walmart, Target, World Finer Foods supply contaminated Reese seafood with up to x62 lead levels

One serving supplies the equivalent of 6 glasses of Flint water; this problem is bigger than Flint. And knowing the levels, it seems criminal, says a former member of a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lead advisory committee.

LEAD RISK
Lead is known to cause cancer and reproductive defects. It also causes hypertension, violent behavior and dementia. Lead accumulates in bones and is almost wholly absorbed by the fetus during pregnancy, lowering a baby’s IQ besides posing additional long-term behavioral and neurological risks.

Pediatric doctors studying blood lead levels in children are regularly publishing reports showing even levels once thought safe are toxic to the fetus, infants and children, besides adults.

“Fetal lead exposure is associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes and developmental and cognitive deficits,” note scientists in Environmental Health Perspectives.

If someone handed your pregnant spouse or kid a glass of drinking water with 27 ppb lead in it knowing its poisoned, knowing its danger and offered the glass with the admonition that it was the finest on earth, how would you feel about that person (or brand)?

Since 2013, Word Finer Foods, Walmart and Amazon have been receiving a series of Notices of Violation (NOVs) filed with the attorney general under California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 that requires companies doing business in California to notify consumers when levels of contamination in foods are so high the chemicals could cause cancer or reproductive harm.

Yet even after being repeatedly notified since 2013, the company has only belatedly put up warnings on online sites such as Amazon and Jet—solely due to the media pressure; nevertheless, Reese shellfish products continue to be sold nationwide without warnings.

But outside of California, the company is allowed to sell polluted products without any warnings at all. The only ways to keep corporate monsters at bay is to control them with your dollar, contact your lawmakers and department of health.

DID YOU KNOW?
Selling food with ANY amount of lead, cadmium, pesticides or other cancerogens is perfectly legal in the US. With a small exception of Proposition 65 of California. However, the latter does not prohibit the sale of ANY amount of chemical contaminants either: it only requires a fine-print warning on the label.

Read more: World Finer Foods Pollute Walmart, Target, Amazon With seafood which sponged sewage of world's biggest population—China

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