Is Your Valentine’s Day Chocolate Contaminated With Toxic Metal?

February 12, 2015 10:39 PM

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Is Your Valentine’s Day Chocolate Contaminated With Toxic Metal?

That shiny Valentine’s Day box of chocolates might come with a toxic dose of heavy metals, according to consumer group As You Sow, which on Wednesday accused some of the country’s top chocolatiers of violating California’s Proposition 65 toxic warning law.

Using an independent lab, which conducted three rounds of tests, As You Sow found that 26 of 42 chocolate varieties evaluated contained levels of lead or cadmium high enough to be considered unsafe by state standards. Serving-size samples contained lead levels as high as 5.9 percent above the safe l...

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