The Truth About Heavy Metals in Your Baby’s Food
A number of studies in recent years have found unsafe levels of heavy metals in popular packaged infant and toddler foods. Most recently, a congressional study released in 2021 found that these contaminants are detrimental to adults and children alike.
Here's What You Need To Know:
- The Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy released a report showing that baby foods are tainted with dangerous levels of harmful heavy metals that endanger an infant’s neurological development and long-term brain function.
- 95% of baby food sold in the US contains heavy metals (according to a separate third party report here).
- From the time of conception through the age of 2, babies have an extremely high sensitivity to neurotoxic chemicals.
Why It Matters
Unfortunately, babies absorb heavy metals more readily than adults. Their small, developing brains and organs are more vulnerable to their negative effects.² Exposure to certain heavy metals early in life has been linked to problems with development, cognitive delays, and even behavioral issues like autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and teens.³