New Study: 80% Of Americans Exposed to Chemicals That Lower Fertility in Cheerios, Quaker Oats

New Study: 80% Of Americans Exposed to Chemicals That Lower Fertility in Cheerios, Quaker Oats

It has been just revealed by a new study the fact that 80% of Americans are exposed to chemicals that are lowering fertility via cereals in Cheerios and Quaker Oats. Check out the latest reports about this below.

Lowering fertility with cereals in Cheerios and Quacker Oats

A recent study has found that a large percentage of Americans have tested positive for a chemical commonly used in wheat and oat products such as Cheerios and Quaker Oats.

The study, published on Feb. 15 in the peer-reviewed Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, examined urine samples from American citizens to determine their exposure to chlormequat chloride, a plant growth chemical. Four out of every five Americans tested positive for the chemical.

Exposure to a certain chemical can lead to reduced fertility and harm developing fetuses even when it is present in doses that are below the acceptable levels recognized by regulatory authorities.

According to researchers, chlormequat was found in 80 percent of urine samples collected between 2017 and 2023. Furthermore, they noted that there was a significant increase in concentrations observed in samples collected in 2023.

The chemical was detected in “92 percent of oat-based foods purchased in May 2023, including Quaker Oats and Cheerios,” said the Environmental Working Group (EWG), which conducted the study.

According to the study, 23 out of 25 conventional oat products tested had detectable levels of chlormequat. In addition, one in eight organic oat products and two in nine wheat products had low concentrations of chlormequat.

The study also collected 96 urine samples, out of which 77 showed the presence of chlormequat.

These findings suggest that the subjects were likely exposed to the chemical on a continuous basis, as chlormequat leaves the body approximately 24 hours after ingestion.

The percentage of samples containing chlormequat increased over time from 69% in 2017 to 74% in 2018-2022 and 90% in 2023. Check out the original article in order to learn more details about this.

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about freedom, truth, humanity, and subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years, and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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