Parents trust that the food they are feeding their children is safe. But a congressional report revealed that some baby food manufacturers knowingly sold baby food containing high levels of lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium.
The investigation found that the baby food tested contained 91 times the amount of arsenic allowed in drinking water, 177 times the amount of lead, 69 times the amount of cadmium, and 5 times the amount of mercury. That's outrageous.
The USDA and the FDA have failed to regulate heavy metals in baby food, which means that every day babies are exposed to toxic heavy metals that can lead to permanent cognitive, behavioral and learning problems.
A new bill introduced in Congress would impose strict rules on baby food manufacturers and require regular testing to verify levels of toxic metals. Send a message to your members of Congress urging them to support the Baby Food Safety Act of 2021.
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