Chris (conjurdude) wrote,

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I knew it was rotten!

Measurable amounts of mercury in High Fructose Corn Syrup.

"How much," you ask? Well, dental amalgam filling gives you about 1 microgram per day, and (in Canada at least) dentists recommend against giving kids amalgam fillings because of the mercury content. Someone who eats a lot of HFCS, like say, a kid who guzzles Coke but also eats a NutriGrain bar to ease mom's mind, could get as much as 28 micrograms per day.

Oh yeah, and the FDA and USDA knew about it 4 years ago, but because under Dubya they were so friendly with the industries they were supposed to be monitoring, nothing was done, natch.
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