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  • February 9, 2023
  • EWG

EWG investigation: Dangerous agricultural chemical chlormequat found in popular oat-based products

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(*) EWG commissioned lab tests of 14 popular oat-based cereals, granola and other everyday products and found concerning amounts of the chemical chlormequat.

(*) Chlormequat exposure in animal studies has caused a host of reproductive and other health problems, suggesting the potential for harm to human health.

(*) Unless and until federal regulators act to get chlormequat out of our food, buying organic can help reduce your potential exposure to the chemical.



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