Report on Lead Levels in U.S. Baby Food

Laboratory analysis of 50 big-name baby foods showed the presence of at least one heavy metal in all of them, with two-thirds having “worrisome” levels, according to information from Consumer Reports. Researchers also said organic products were as likely to have lead or other heavy metals as non-organic foods. 

Every product tested had measurable levels of at least one of the three substances Consumer Reports tested for — cadmium, inorganic arsenic, or lead. Fifteen of the baby and toddler foods would pose potential health risks to children who regularly eat one serving or less per day, according to the researchers.

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