Special Report: Some vinegars — often expensive, aged balsamics — contain a big dose of lead. Trader Joe’s now has the warning up. Not *as* important for a big, healthy adult who eats the occasional caprese salad with some balsamic vinegar, but very important for a small child. We use balsamic (the good stuff) in our salads almost every night. Need to make some changes, starting today.

“Eating one tablespoon a day of some aged balsamic or red wine vinegars can raise a young child’s lead level by more than 30 percent.”

“Raising blood levels in U.S. children by just one microgram per deciliter “would result in a large increase in the number of children with learning problems or behavioral problems,” such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, said professor Bruce Lanphear.”

“Vinegar lead might just be enough to nudge the blood lead to a toxicity risk zone,” said lead expert Paul Mushak. Read the full article here: http://www.environmentalhealthnews.org/ehs/news/lead-in-vinegar.