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Two-thirds of baby food in the United States tested positive for arsenic and other dangerous toxins, a study claims.
Also, 80 percent of baby formula analyzed had levels of arsenic in the mixture.
Clean - Label - Project - Organization - Product
The Clean Label Project, a non-profit organization advocating for transparent product labels in Denver, tested more than 500 baby foods sold in United States stores.
The researchers found that 65 percent tested positive for arsenic, including products from popular brands such as Gerber, Parent's Choice and Sprout.
Arsenic - Metalloid - Experts - Child - Motor
Arsenic is a metalloid and experts warn it can affect a child's motor skills, cognition and heart as they are growing.
The Clean Label Product tested the baby food products on what contained arsenic, lead and other dangerous chemicals.
Product - Stars - Toxins - Product - Child
Each product was then ranked from one to five stars based on the toxins and how nutritious the product was for a child.
The study showed that not only did more than half the products have arsenic, but also 35 percent tested positive for lead and 58 percent for cadmium.
Chemicals - Risks - Infants - Deficiencies - Problems
These chemicals can pose potential risks for the infants when consumed such as neurological deficiencies and problems to the immune system.
Rice-based products such as puffs are most likely to contain arsenic, according to the study.
US - Food - Drug - Administration - Impact
The US Food and Drug Administration has previously looked into the impact of arsenic on rice in food products such as rice-based...
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