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Dear ,

Tiny, potentially toxic nanoparticles are lurking in infant formula sold by companies like Gerber and Walgreens! These beyond-microscopic materials, including nano titanium dioxide and nano silicon dioxide, can enter cells, tissues, and organs and may harm our health. These ingredients have no business being in our babies’ food!

Tell infant formula companies to remove risky nanoparticles from their products!

Recent scientific studies indicate that these nanoparticles are likely toxic for humans and other living things.

At the nanoscale (one billionth of a meter!), the properties of familiar substances differ from those in larger particle form, and nanoparticles can cross cell membranes and act as toxins.

Take action: Tell infant formula companies to get rid of unsafe nanoparticles!

Friends of the Earth tested formulas produced by Enfamil, Similac, Gerber (Nestlé), and Well Beginnings (Walgreens). This groundbreaking research found tiny, engineered nanoparticles in six of the most popular infant formulas sold in the United States.
Disturbingly, one of the nanomaterials found in Gerber, Well Beginnings, and Enfamil formulas — nano-hydroxyapatite — was found to be potentially toxic by the European Union Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety.

The Committee concluded that this nanoparticle should not be used in toothpaste, mouthwashes, and other cosmetics. So it should certainly not be used in infant formula!
 
Demand that Gerber, Enfamil, Similac, and Well Beginnings (Walgreens) remove these toxic nanoparticles ingredients from their products!

Nanoparticles have been added to hundreds of consumer products, from sunscreen to food to household products, without proper safety assessment or regulations. The FDA is not even requiring that companies label products containing nanomaterials!

WE must get nanomaterials out of infant formula NOW because we cannot wait for the FDA to complete its bureaucratic process.

Take action to get these toxic nanoparticles out of infant formula!

Formula companies will listen to people like you. When consumers demanded that formula companies remove GMOs, they quickly started offering non-GMO options. That’s why we need you to sign the petition today to tell these companies to stop using nanoparticles in their products!

Take action now! Tell infant formula companies to get rid of potentially toxic nanoparticles in their products!

Together we are making our food system safer!
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Anna Meyer
Food Campaigns Coordinator
Green America

P.S. GMO Inside is a campaign of the nonprofit Green America. We need your support to continue our work to protect our food, our planet, and our health.

GMO Inside is a coalition of businesses, organizations and individuals that support a healthy, GMO-free food system. The GMO Inside campaign is led by Green America. To learn more about our work, visit our website or sign up for Green America's green living email newsletter.