Health Department Finds Too Much Lead in Coffee Machines

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The bad news spread like wildfire as Israelis were hit with hot pot full of disappointment and fear. The Ministry of Health and the Economy and Industry Ministry made a joint statement warning against drinking coffee from cafes, restaurants and places with coffee machines due to the high amounts of lead discovered.

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The announcement was not taken lightly as Israel is a country brewing rich with coffee culture. Though there is no immediate danger, the health department made a statewide announcement recommending that all consumers reduce coffee consumption from any public machines.

The Ministry of Health did make a strong statement that pregnant women should no longer intake coffee from public institutions until they knew which ones contained lead. Lead contamination is a serious issue and can lead to problems with brain development and attention deficit disorders.

The investigation did not specify which locations or machines were producing the lead. Many coffee shops across the country have chosen to swiftly replace their coffee machines to ensure their business continues as usual.

Based in the startup city of Tel Aviv, Zo Flamenbaum is a writer and social entrepreneur who dedicates her time to mission-driven projects that empower connection between the many diverse layers of our world. In 2014, she founded School of Shine as a value-based educational space for women who are tired of the ‘default life’ and crave personal freedom through self-expression for more purposeful living.

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