Since it was about the foods fed to the most vulnerable population in the United States, families across the country were concerned. And, that's not the only risky contaminate found. Their study concluded that all the chemicals pose serious threats to developing infants. Of about 530 products that the researchers tested, 65 percent were found positive for arsenic, 58 percent for cadmium, 36 percent for lead, and 10 percent for acrylamide.
Jennifer Lowry, pediatrician and toxicologist at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., who is not affiliated with the research, said these chemicals can affect fine motor skills and cognition.
Two-thirds of baby food in the United States tested positive for arsenic and other risky toxins, a study claims.
And, according to the data from the Clean Label Project, there are other chemicals in foods that parents need to be aware of. All we know at this point is that some products tested positive for the above-mentioned chemicals.
Arsenic does have the potential to be toxic but, as the World Health Organization explains, it is "a natural component of the earth's crust and is widely distributed throughout the environment in the air, water and land".
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He said millennials are already comfortable posting photos and their whereabouts on Facebook , Instagram and other social media. The thought being that you can monitor the delivery process or review footage later to make sure nothing unsavory happened.
The study was conducted by Clean Label Project.
Arsenic and cadmium are naturally occurring elements found in soil, water and air, so it is not surprising that they are found in food. We hear words like "arsenic" and "lead" and immediately think the absolute worst.
The FDA has recommended a limit of 100 parts per billion of arsenic in infant rice cereal, but has not made its recommendation compulsory for manufacturers.
More than a third of the baby food tested have lead. And even low levels of lead have been linked to low IQs, hearing issues, anemia and behavioral problems.
She hopes the results of this alarming study will prompt parents to be stronger advocates for more transparent food labeling and their children's health.
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