Lead in Supplements

Feeding me is not fun. I’m the first to admit it. I’m difficult. I only occasionally eat meat or dairy products that are conventionally farmed. I’ll eat conventional broccoli and cauliflower but neither lettuce nor apples. I just don’t want a side order of pesticides. I will recoil in horror if you offer me or my children a conventional soy or corn product and I’d rather starve than consume high fructose corn syrup.

I accept that I’m a little different and I try to eat out without pushing my wackiness onto other people (besides my children) so when I saw this sign at the gym today I had to do a little reality check. The picture is blurry so here’s the content of the sign with no emphasis added:

 

WARNING: 

The powder supplements and powder dietary replacement products for sale in this club contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. 

Although these powders and supplements comply with the guidelines established by the United States Food and Drug Administration, they do contain trace amounts of naturally occurring minerals and other chemicals, including lead.

Be informed!  Read the warnings on all products before making your purchase or to learn more visit www.oehha.ca.gov, and www.24hourfitness.com/prop65. 

I’m not even sure how to make sense of this. Wouldn’t it be better to only sell products that don’t come with cancer and birth defect warnings?