New Study Finds Contaminants In Health Supplements
A new GAO study finds that many supplements contain toxic contaminants that can be poisonous, not healthy.Nearly all the supplements tested contained lead and other contaminants, and some products made false and illegal claims that they could cure cancer and other illnesses. In recent years a vast majority of supplement makers have relocated overseas, mostly in China, where Americans are painfully aware that quality control is lacking. The FDA is not required to inspect these Chinese manufacturing plants or assure the safety of these products.
Be careful what you consume. Avoid these supplements that make outlandish claims. If you take a supplement, make sure you know where it is manufactured and don’t rely only on the label. Americans are learning that U.S. importers of products of all kinds are recklessly relying on renegade Chinese manufacturing plants and putting our citizens and consumers at risk.