Study: Toxic metals found in most baby food

Study: Toxic metals found in most baby food

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A national investigation by HealthyBabyFood.org discovered that 95 percent of baby foods tested contain toxic chemicals that lower babies’ IQ, including arsenic and lead.

In total, 94 percent of baby food had lead, 75 percent contained in cadmium, 73 percent contained arsenic and 32 percent had mercury. 

Additionally, 26 percent of food tested had all four of these heavy metals and 87 percent had more than one. All four metals are linked to IQ loss from exposure early in life. 

In the study, 168 formulas from 61 brands were tested. 

"Fresh research continues to confirm widespread exposures and troubling risks for babies, including cancer and lifelong deficits in intelligence from exposures to these common food contaminants," the report said. "Despite the risks, with few exceptions there are no specific limits for toxic heavy metals in baby."

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