1st Trimester

Didn’t know chips could cause birth defects

I have eaten a few bags of chips over the last couple weeks thinking the ingredients were cleaner than saltine crackers or Triscuits. The sweet potato chips I bought contain the ingredients: sweet potatoes, avocado oil and sea salt. Underneath the ingredients is a warning label that they are known to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. 

I’m not normally a junk food eater but I was eating 2-3 servings a day due to loss of appetite and nausea. :( 

Re: Didn’t know chips could cause birth defects

  • They do that to cover their asses since we live in a sue happy country.  You are fine, baby is fine.  If concerned talk to your doctor. 
  • Okay, thank you!! I’m not going to eat them anymore but it’s reassuring to hear they’re likely just covering their behinds. 
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  • I’ve literally seen that warning on most things I wouldn’t worry 
  • Look up proposition 65.  
  • I work in a field where I have to be conscious of products and prop 65 labeling. There are 900+ reasons why that bag could have the labeling, from the factory being close to highway (exhaust triggers a prop 65) or because it is transported in a cardboard box that has something in it, but not have anything to do with the actual product itself.  If you are in California you will see it a lot. I believe they used to put that warning on door signs as you walked into coffee shop because coffee could potentially cause cancer. You and the baby are probably fine and all is well. I totally understand if you don’t want to eat it any more, but hopefully this will help ease any concern. 
  • Just don’t eat the plastic bag and you should be fine.
    DD1: June '16 DD2: March ‘19 :::: Married since 2011 :::: USN Wife ::::
  • Thank you for the reassurance!! 
  • This is only the second time I’ve seen the warning on food. The first time was on a dried sweet potato snack in which the only ingredient was sweet potato. 
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