Alex Jones Accused Of Selling Lead-Tainted Supplements
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been accused of selling supplements that are tainted with lead from his InfoWars website.
Jones often weaves his anti-government conspiracy theories into sales pitches for his online supplement shop (video below), notes Newsweek.
New research by the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found that two of these products contain potentially dangerous levels of the heavy metal lead:
The chemical was found in the Infowars Caveman Paleo Formula and the Info Wars Myco-ZX supplements. People who take the daily recommended dose of the Formula product would ingest more than twice the daily limit for lead under California law. People who take the Myco-ZX product would ingest more than six times the daily limit for lead under California law.
CEH said that it filed “legal notice” against Infowars for violating of California’s Proposition 65, which reportedly “requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or workplaces, or that are released into the environment.”
Michael Green, CEO of the CEH, told Newsweek: “These products are supposed to enhance human health and performance, not lead to increased risk of heart attacks and sperm damage.”
InfoWars refused to comment to Newsweek.