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95% of Tested Baby Foods in the U.S. Had Toxic Metals, Study Finds

The vast majority of baby foods tested in a national investigation contain toxic chemicals that can lower babies’ IQ, including arsenic and lead, according to a report published Thursday, October 17.

Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) tested 168 baby foods from major manufacturers, including Gerber, Earth’s Best, and Beech-Nut. They found that 95% contained lead, 73% contained arsenic, 75% contained cadmium, and 32% contained mercury. One in four products tested contained all four of these toxic metals.

It’s not just baby food—these metals are found in all food. But, since babies are more sensitive to their toxic impacts, their presence in food specifically marketed toward infants is a cause for concern, the organization says….[ ]

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