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How Much
is Too Much?

Excess Vitamins and Minerals in Food Can Harm Kids’ Health

 
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How Much is Too Much?

How Much is Too Much?

Excess Vitamins and Minerals in Food Can Harm Kids’ Health
Thursday, June 19, 2014

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Can you get too much of a good thing?

When it comes to vitamin A, zinc and niacin, yes you can.

We need enough of these nutrients for good health, but consuming too much can be harmful – especially to young children, the elderly and pregnant women. Because of flawed government policies and food producers who fortify foods with extra nutrients in the hope of boosting sales, many American children today are getting excessive amounts of certain nutrients. 

 

Find out more in EWG’s latest investigative report, “How Much is Too Much?” 

 
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Read the full report for more information about: the harmful effects of excess vitamins and minerals; what amounts EWG considers safe detailed lists of cereals and snack bars containing nutrient levels high enough to warrant caution for young children and/or pregnant women

 

 

 
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