All Ambronite products are quality tested for contaminants and heavy metals. The quality testing conducted with an independent third-party laboratory show that the heavy metal content in Ambronite complies with EFSA standards and is not toxic as reference to the scientific opinion of European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). Our manufacturing facility is FDA-registered and follows current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Ambronite is manufactured in accordance with EFSA product safety standards. Because heavy metals occur in the environment both naturally and due to human activity, it is impossible to avoid them completely.
Proposition 65, a California law enacted in 1986, requires that a warning is provided in situations where someone could be exposed to one of more than 800 listed chemicals or heavy metals above a limit established by the law. These limits are much more strict than those set by the FDA and EFSA, and the warning requirements of California Proposition 65 law are controversial. Nevertheless, Ambronite contains small amounts of heavy metals that are included on the Proposition 65 list, so the following warning must be provided:
WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.
Heavy metals are omnipresent in the environment and trace amounts are present in nearly all types of food. Even drinking water contains trace amounts of lead and cadmium. In 2014, the Food and Drug Administration published a five-year study of heavy metals in grocery store items where it shows that most of the general grocery items contain small amounts of arsenic, cadmium or lead.