Popular baby food brands contain toxic heavy metals, says U.S. report

Feb. 4 (UPI) — Many commercial baby foods “are tainted with significant levels of toxic heavy metals,” a report released Thursday by a House subcommittee said, raising concerns over the safety of the products industry wide.

According to the staff report by the House subcommittee on economic and consumer policy, leading brands of U.S. baby foods contain dangerous levels of inorganic arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury, heavy metals that even at low levels pose particular risk to babies and children, both the U.S. Federal Drug Administration and the World Health Organization have said.

The report was based on internal documents

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