Consumer Reports: Heavy Metals Found in Baby Food
A Consumer Reports study found measurable levels of heavy metals cadmium, arsenic, and lead in baby foods. Over time, exposure to heavy metals can harm babies and toddlers, with one of the biggest concerns being how those metals affect cognitive development in young children.
Fifteen of the foods Consumer Reports tested would pose potential health risks to your child if they regularly eat just one serving or less per day. The foods that have the highest levels of heavy metals contain rice or sweet potatoes. Organic foods aren’t any safer than regular foods.
Consumer Reports says parents should follow a calculated daily limit to protect their child.