20% of baby food tested positive for LEAD, reveals 10-year study
“Research gathered over a period of ten years has shown that 20 percent of baby food is contaminated with lead. As you may know, the CDC reports that there is no safe level of lead exposure for children, least of all infants. The report comes from a nonprofit organization known as the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
EDF’s Tim Neltner, who authored this mind-blowing report, commented, “The levels we found were relatively low, but when you add them up — with all the foods children eat … it’s significant.”
…A staggering 89 percent of grape juice samples tested positive for lead, and another 86 percent of baby food sweet potatoes and 47 percent of teething biscuits also contained detectable amounts of lead. Apple juice, carrots and arrowroot cookies also tested positive for lead more often than other foods.”
How serious is this?
1) The Center for Disease Control says this: “even low levels of lead in blood have been shown to affect IQ, ability to pay attention, and academic achievement. And effects of lead exposure cannot be corrected.”
2) Children with high lead exposure also commit more crimes as adults. Click here to read about this 24-year study
To get the full facts on this baby food lead warning:
- NaturalNews.com’s “20 percent of baby food tested positive for LEAD, reveals ten-year study” Click here
- NPR’s “Lead Detected In Baby Food Samples. Pediatricians Say There’s No Safe Level” Click here
- Environmental Defense Fund’s “Lead in food: A hidden health threat” Click here
* “Eight types of baby foods had detectable lead in more than 40% of samples.”
* “EDF also found that more than 1 million children consume more lead than FDA’s limit.”
* EDF is offering a downloadable report with all the details.