T/TAS News and Updates
Baby Food May Contain Toxic Metals
- T/TAS at WKU
- Friday, February 5th, 2021
On Febuary 4, 2020, a US House of Representatives Subcommittee, the Economic and Consumer Policy, Committee on Oversight and Reform, published a report of their investigation into the presence of heavy metals in popular baby foods, including some organic ones. The investigation revealed that the baby foods tested were contaminated with substances such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, which were found at much higher levels than that even allowed in bottled water.
Of particular concern is the harmful impact of heavy metals on brain development of infants and toddlers. Exposure to heavy metals is often linked to behavioral impairments, brain damage, and even death.
View the US House of Representives Report.
Follow information as reported by The New York Times.
Paula Mydlenski, MS, RDN, CDN
Training & Technical Assistance Services (T/TAS)
Western Kentucky University