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California is suing two makers of toddler formula after state officials say they found dangerous levels of lead in both of them.
Levels of lead found in 'Sammy's Milk Free-Range Goat Milk Toddler Formula' and 'Peaceful Planet Toddler Supreme Formula' were higher than allowed by both the Food and Drug Administration and California's Proposition 65.
Food - Products - Infants - Children - California
In food products meant for infants and children, California law allows no more than 0.5 micrograms per deciliter of blood.
Tests conducted by the Department of Justice found that 'Peaceful Planet' had 13 times the allowed lead level and 'Sammy's Milk' had 15 times the level allowed.
Kids - Micrograms - Deciliter - Blood - Children
Kids with more than five micrograms per deciliter of blood - seen in children in Flint, Michigan during the water crisis - often experience damage to their brain, kidneys, and bone marrow.
Lead exposure is especially dangerous for children. Ingesting large amounts of the metal could cause children to experience severe stomachaches and muscle weakness.
Anemia - Condition - Blood - Cells - Oxygen
They could even develop anemia, a condition in which you don't have enough healthy red blood cells to carry oxygen to the body's tissues.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra said both companies have agreed to stop selling the products in California ahead of the lawsuit.
Nutraceutical - Corp - Park - City - Utah
Nutraceutical Corp, in Park City, Utah, makes 'Peaceful Planet' and 'Sammy's Milk' is made by Graceleigh, Inc, in Newport Beach, California.
'This is a parent's worst nightmare. Toddler formula should contain nutrients that help children grow, not poisonous substances that can threaten their healthy development,' Becerra said during a press conference on Thursday.
CDC - Health - Concern - Levels
According to the CDC, a public health concern is issued if lead levels...
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