US House Committee conducted a study, finding “high levels of toxic heavy metals” in certain baby foods, including arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury.
The report references a study that found 95 percent of baby foods tested contain toxic chemicals, including lead and arsenic.
Four companies, including Nurture, Beech-Nut, Hain and Gerber, responded to the committee’s request for information. Walmart, Campbell and Sprout Organic Foods refused to cooperate.
Exposure to heavy metals can cause “permanent decreases in IQ, diminished future economic productivity and increased risk of future criminal and antisocial behavior in children
The results from the study found “multiples higher” of heavy metals than allowed under existing FDA levels