95 Percent of Baby Foods Tested in US Contain Toxic Metals, Claims New Report

A disturbing new research may need mother and father triple-checking the labels of their child meals.

Commissioned by Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) and carried out by Abt Associates, the research discovered that of the child meals it examined, 95 % had been discovered to include poisonous chemical compounds, together with arsenic and lead.

Of the favored retailer manufacturers examined, one in 4 contained poisonous chemical compounds, the research discovered. In addition to arsenic and lead, cadmium and mercury had been additionally discovered.

Of the 168 child meals examined for the research, rice-based merchandise posed one of the largest threats.

“Puffs and other snacks made with rice flour contain arsenic, lead and cadmium at relatively high levels compared to other baby foods,” the research stated, whereas “teething biscuits and rice rusks often contain arsenic, lead, and cadmium.”

But the primary perpetrator for arsenic in infants’ diets? Infant rice cereal, the research discovered.

“Rice is a leading source of arsenic exposure for young children,” the report acknowledged, suggesting mother and father as a substitute serve their kids “other grains like oats, wheat and barley instead of rice to help cut their family’s exposures.”

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But if mother and father are utilizing rice-based meals, it’s instructed that the rice be cooked in additional water “that is poured off before serving,” which might “cut the arsenic levels by up to 60 percent, according to FDA studies (FDA 2016).”

Basmati rice grown in California, India, and Pakistan has the bottom arsenic ranges, whereas rice from Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, “or simply ‘U.S.’” has the very best ranges, the research stated. That knowledge was based mostly on testing by Consumer Reports, the research stated.

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In addition to rice-based merchandise, different problematic meals included apple, pear, grape and different fruit juices in addition to carrots and candy potatoes, which “contain higher levels of lead and cadmium than other fruits and vegetables, on average.”

HBBF inspired mother and father to supply their kids with faucet water and a spread of fruit and veggies to keep away from threat of publicity to the dangerous toxins.

The group warned that the chemical compounds in query “can permanently alter the developing brain, erode IQ, and affect behavior.”

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