December 16, 2022, 11:03 – Public News Service – OSN

Toxic metals in dark chocolate discovered by researchers from American non-profit organization Consumers Union. How informs “”, scientists analyzed the content of 28 different chocolate bars.

It turned out that in each sample there were lead and cadmium, and in 82% of the tiles the level of lead was two and a half times higher than the norm, and cadmium – three times higher. At the same time, in the United States, the standards imply a norm of 0.5 micrograms of lead and 4.1 micrograms of cadmium per day.

Lead and cadmium, when ingested in large quantities, can cause cancer, early death, memory problems, and the development of depression.

Earlier, urologist and surgeon Mark Gadziyan warned Russians that there is often chocolate in the background. diseases the genitourinary system is dangerous. According to the expert, melamine is often included in milk chocolate. However, the remains of this substance are often found in kidney stones. The doctor also said that chocolate causes problems with teeth and headaches.