WARNING: Baby Foods Containing Toxic Metals

An alarming new report claims that a whopping 95% of store-bought baby food contains toxic metals that could be harmful for your infant's development.

The report, published at HealthyBabyFood.org, tested 168 baby products from major U.S. manufacturers. 94% of those products contained lead, while about 75% contained arsenic or cadmium and 32% contained mercury. 25% of the foods contained all four!

What it means for babies’ health: The chemicals found in baby food – arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury – are neurotoxins that can permanently alter the developing brain, erode IQ, and affect behavior.

Mother's hand feeding baby girl food on high chair at home

So what can parents do? The report recommends switching to rice-free baby snacks, avoiding carrot and sweet-potato-based baby foods, and switching to water instead of fruit juice.

Have you tried a wide variety of different baby foods? Or do you make your own? As an expecting first-time-mom, I'd love to hear your recommendations!

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