Over-Fortified Products May Pose Threat to Children: Report

June 25, 2014 1:10 PM

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Over-Fortified Products May Pose Threat to Children: Report

American children of the age group of eight and younger may be consuming harmful amounts of a few vitamins according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

A new report highlights that "millions of children are ingesting potentially unhealthy amounts" of vitamin A, zinc and niacin with fortified breakfast cereals. This breakfast is the leading source of the excessive intake because all three nutrients are added in amounts calculated for adults.

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