Kids’ health

Help Protect Babies From Toxic Heavy Metals

Baby eating baby food
Yale Health |

Heavy metals such as arsenic can impair the neurological development of babies and even lead to brain damage — but there are too few standards on levels of heavy metals allowed in baby food.

The FDA’s most recent Total Diet Study Report found that, of all the foods it tested, some of the highest levels of lead were found to be in baby food sweet potatoes and teething biscuits. The highest levels of inorganic arsenic were found in foods like infant cereals and puffed snacks.

Our babies deserve better. Tell Congress: Support the Baby Food Safety Act to get these toxic heavy metals out of baby food.