About 80 per cent of infant formula contains arsenic. The executive of Clean Label Project, Jaclyn Bowen, expressed serious concerns over the matter, saying "The baby industry needs to do a better job in protecting America's most vulnerable population".
It added that nearly one-third of the products exceeded at least one state or federal regulatory limit set for safety.
The majority of the most popular baby foods on the market tested positive for the toxins.
If you're anxious about the results of this study, the best thing you can do is make sure that you vary the foods your baby eats so that he or she gets a well-rounded diet (including a good mix of fruits and veggies, iron, calcium, fat and protein) and doesn't consume too much of any one thing.
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Clean Label Project opined that what was not on the label was sometimes what was most important.
The Clean Label Project study of 530 baby products also found that 36 percent of the products contained lead, 58 percent cadmium and 10 percent acrylamide. There are strict regulations on lead, though many experts think those need updating because no amount of lead is safe.
These are linked to cancer and are believe to do reproductive harm and brain damage.
The nonprofit, which advocates for transparent labeling of products, looked at the top-selling formulas and baby food as well as emerging national brands based on Nielsen data.
"It is time the former steps up and takes ownership for what is in their offerings, be it good or bad", it stated. But as some are now pointing out, there are some serious issues with the Clean Label Project's study and the ways they have presented their numbers to the public. It's great if the study spurs a conversation about chemicals in our food supply, but there's no reason to stop buying baby food or formula entirely.
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