Parents and grandparents across the nation are being warned to steer clear of some cereals targeted to children. It was recently discovered that glyphosate, a harmful chemical used for killing weeds and linked to cancer, was found in several different breakfast foods and cereals.
In the last several months, the Environmental Working Group has discovered that several different brands of cereal have a dangerous ingredient in them. According to CBS, at least twenty-one oat-based cereal and snack products have traces of glyphosate, the same ingredient found in the weed killer Roundup.
While some argue that glyphosate would be found in many different food products without being linked to harmful diseases, the EWG has confirmed that the levels found in these particular foods are higher than what is considered to be safe.
It is extremely important that consumers are aware of the potential effects that this ingredient could have on themselves, their children, or their grandchildren!
According to Fox News, the products in question are from the Cheerios brand and the Nature Valley brand. The EWG said that all 21 products tested have levels of glyphosate that were "higher than what EWG scientists consider protective for children's health."
Last fall, the following products were determined to have high levels of the ingredient: Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, Cheerios, Quaker Dinosaur Egg Instant Oats, Great Value Instant Oats, Quaker Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars, and Back to Nature Classic Granola.
Now, other types of Cheerios and Nature Valley products have been added to that list.
Even with the high levels found, some people are convinced that it is premature to assume that consuming this ingredient would result in cancer or another diagnosis. However, the EWG says that children who are exposed to the chemical have a much higher risk of getting cancer later in life.
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