Baby Foot Heavy Metal

Effects of toxic heavy metal poisoning

The FDA has set the maximum safe level of arsenic in food or water at 10 parts per billion (ppb). Testing found that Earth’s Best brand of baby food (manufactured by Hain Celestial Group, Inc.) contained arsenic at 129 ppb—this is 13 times the level considered safe by the FDA.

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Baby Food Autism: Scientific research

CNN reported that arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury are all naturally occurring elements found in the soil in which crops are grown, meaning they are impossible to avoid. However, higher concentrations of the metals are found in some regions and crop fields, in part due to industrial pollution and the use of pesticides that contain heavy metals. Even at low levels, exposure to heavy metals can cause severe and irreversible damage to neurological development in children.

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Heavy Metal Baby Food Autism Lawsuit

In 2020, the U.S. House Subcommittee of Economic and Consumer Policy conducted a review of internal documents and test results from seven of the largest baby food manufacturers in the United States and found high levels of toxic metals in both conventional and organic baby food products.

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Heavy metals in baby foods: Legal Updates

In May 2022, a federal judge in California allowed plaintiffs to move forward with a proposed consumer class-action against Walmart claiming it sold its “Parent’s Choice” brand baby food, which had dangerously high levels of toxic metals. But in 2022 as these lawsuits continue to be filed at an accelerating pace, it might be feasible to have an MDL class-action for each of the major defendants.

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