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Study: 95% of Baby Foods Contain Heavy Metals

A new study conducted by a nonprofit called Health Babies Bright Futures found that a shocking majority of baby food products contained heavy metals. Among the 13 different categories, many were the most frequent items that I gave to my daughters when they were at that stage. Puffs, teething biscuits, cereals, and purees were all staples of my kids' diets.

95% of the items contained at lest one or more metals (arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury) while almost a quarter of them contained all four.

Rice seems to be the most troublesome ingredient with almost all food items containing the ingredient testing positive for the toxins. While I'm sure there will be more information and guidelines to follow, be sure to avoid baby and toddler rice products as much as possible and look for fresh food items to fill the void. Review all the details in's story linked below.


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