Thursday, January 15, 2009
LEAD FOUND IN CHILDREN'S VITAMINS
Oh, you've got to be f'ing kidding me with this?!?!
Trying not to be all chicken-little on this one, but evidently there was a recent report released from the FDA showing evidence of "trace amounts" of lead in, get this, children's vitamins and prenatal supplements!!! Can you freaking believe that sh*t!!!
Here's a link to the FDA report with a full table that lists all the vitamins tested. Looks like, in general, liquid vitamins tend to contain less lead.
Here's a link to the article that tipped me off posted at MotherTalkers. There are some really great comments, too, which you should try to read if you can, including some very rational perspectives about the fact there's probably more lead on the outside of a carrot than in a Flinstone vitamin.
But the point, the very real and very frustrating point, is that I (and millions of other women) took those nasty horse-size prenatal vitamins every single day for the year before, the 10 months of, and the two years after that I breast-fed, and have had to force our children every single day since they were born to take their own BECAUSE THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO MAKE US HEALTHIER!!!!!!