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A new investigation tested 168 baby food products for arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury, all of which are toxic metals that can damage brain development in infants.

Almost all of the baby food products tested in a new investigation contained traces of toxic heavy metals that can damage brain development in infants.

The investigation—which was commissioned by the nonprofit Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF)—tested 168 baby foods manufactured in the U.S. for four toxic heavy metals: arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. These metals, even in trace amounts, can “alter the developing brain and erode a child’s IQ,” according to the report.

Of the foods tested, the results showed:

  • 95% contained lead
  • 73% contained arsenic
  • 75% contained cadmium
  • 32% contained mercury
  • 26% contained all four heavy metals

The four heavy metals we found in baby food have a unique significance: All are developmental neurotoxins. They can harm a baby’s developing brain and nervous system, both in utero and after birth, for impacts that include the permanent loss of intellectual capacity and behavioral problems like attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Two results stand out from the IQ analysis

First, during the first two years of life, American children lose four times more IQ points from arsenic contamination in food than from lead contamination. Second, rice-based foods— including infant rice cereal, rice dishes, and rice-based snacks—contribute nearly one-fifth of the total estimated IQ loss. These results show a crucial need for swift action from the FDA and baby food companies to dramatically reduce arsenic levels in rice-based foods.

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Help restore the chance for a full life to children who would otherwise face brain-diminishing exposures to toxic chemicals.

Fill out the form to make an industry-wide-change. Your voice matters and you could be entitled to compensation.

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