has been found in products containing high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Mercury
is toxic in all of its forms, and given how much HFCS is consumed by Americans—more
than thirty pounds per person per year—this is an issue of grave concern.
the FDA knew about the potential for mercury contamination of HFCS! A 2009
study led by a former FDA employee found that half of tested samples of HFCS
contained mercury. Another study found nearly a third of tested commercial
products containing HFCS were contaminated with mercury.
peril mercury poses to human health, especially to young children with
developing brains, cannot be understated. Organic mercury readily crosses the
blood-brain barrier and damages developing nervous tissue. Even if only trace
amounts are found in HFCS-containing products, the amount of HFCS that
Americans consume every day without even realizing it makes this a huge
concern—especially given the propensity of metals like mercury to accumulate
to Congress and the FDA and tell them you know about the cover up and you'd
like to see action taken on this issue!
Please ban the use of mercury in high fructose corn syrup
Dear [Decision Maker],
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]