Heavy Metals in Baby Food: What You Need to Know

Alarming levels of heavy metals were found in foods for babies and toddlers.

Consumer Reports’ testing shows concerning levels of arsenic, cadmium, and lead in many popular baby and toddler foods

... CR’s food safety team analyzed 50 nationally distributed packaged foods made for babies and toddlers, ...

• About two-thirds (68 percent) had worrisome levels of at least one heavy metal.

• Fifteen of the foods would pose potential health risks to a child regularly eating just one serving or less per day.

• Snacks and products containing rice and/or sweet potatoes were particularly likely to have high levels of heavy metals.

 Organic foods were as likely to contain heavy metals as conventional foods.

Here's what parents need to know about Consumer Reports' baby food ...

Gerber's Lil' Entrées Chicken & Brown Rice With Peas & Corn, Beech-Nut Organic Peas, Green Beans, and Avocado pouch, Gerber Graduates Puffs Strawberry Apple Cereal Snack and Happy Baby Organics Purple Carrots, Bananas, Avocados & Quinoa pouch were among the baby foods that can be served multiple times per day without concern over heavy metals, according to Consumer Reports.

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Some may not know that murcury  and other heavy metals are the result of  coal power plants.

I used to think murcury was from gold mining.

Lead as you' know' is primarily from paint.

Much of that isn't what you've been told.

Here's a link to an interactive map of contaminated water. 


It doesn't take much to dig deeper to see how many superfund sites there are that taxpayers will fund, or  not fund and remain polluted.  Polluting companies "almost"  'never' are forced to pay for the cleanup of the environmental damage they leave behind - let alone the health problems it causes.

Canadians aren't doing a good enough job of addressing one  recently reported.

A news video report about dumping pollutants and expecting tax payer to pay for it follows.

Oil Industry Cleanup Costs Vastly Exceed Alberta Government’s Estimates




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