Sperm-damaging Lead Found in Alex Jones Infowars Dietary Supplements

National health watchdog launches legal action against Alex Jones’ Infowars LLC to eliminate the toxic threat from products aimed at healthy lifestyle consumers

Oakland, CA—Independent testing commissioned by national health watchdog the Center for Environmental Health (CEH) found high levels of lead in two Alex Jones Infowars products. Tests found that two supplements sold on Alex Jones’ Infowars store contained significant levels of lead well in excess of California Proposition 65 limits. Lead is a dangerous chemical well known to have devastating developmental impacts on children. Crucial, but less well-known are its effects on men, including sperm damage, heart disease, and high blood pressure. One of the Alex Jones products tested had more than six times the daily limit under Proposition 65.

Yesterday, CEH initiated legal action under California’s Proposition 65 against Infowars LLC and its affiliate Free Speech Systems LLC, for failing to warn consumers about the high levels of lead in their products and urging the company to recall products already sold. “It is not only ironic, but tragic, when we find lead in dietary supplements, since consumers are ingesting the toxic chemical with every sip and swallow,”  said CEH Executive Director Michael Green. “These products are supposed to enhance human health and performance, not lead to increased risk of heart attacks and sperm damage.”

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. The products were purchased online at the infowarsshop.com website.

Scientists are increasingly concerned that there is no safe level of lead exposure. According to  U.S. EPA, lead exposure causes sperm damage and reduced sperm production in men as well as high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and delayed puberty in both men and women.

CEH has a twenty-year track record of protecting communities from the health impacts of toxic chemicals and pollution and has previously uncovered lead and other toxic health threats from jewelry, medicines, and many other products. CEH also works with major industries and leaders in green business to promote healthier alternatives to toxic products and practices. For more information, see www.ceh.org

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