Soil, the real culprit
The researchers found that the heavy metal content is neither an additive nor a byproduct of shoddy production. The problem is due to the contaminated soil in which the tobacco is grown.
“Tobacco like other crops absorbs minerals and other things from the soil, so if the soil has cadium, lead or arsenic, they will be absorbed into the tobacco,” Fong said.
This is what I was talking about when I posted regarding the buyout of GNC by a Chinese company. Those heavy metals aren’t just in the tobacco. They are in the water, the food, and the haze that hovers over every city in China.
winner-winner, chicken dinner 🙂