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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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Side Effects Research on PPIs

Researchers included 874,000 American children and found that those who took the medications before their first birthday had a 22% higher risk of childhood bone fractures.

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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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Proton-Pump Inhibitor Lawsuits

In multidistrict litigation (MDL) 2789, pending before Judge Claire C. Cecchi, the deadline for each individual plaintiff listed to respond to the Orders to Show Cause was extended to June 30, 2022. The deadline for Defendants to oppose each plaintiff’s response was extended to August 16, 2022.

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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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Baby Formula NEC: Legal updates

The Similac NEC lawsuits have now been consolidated into an MDL, which has been assigned to Judge Pallmeyer. Hence, if you file a similar lawsuit in federal court in Texas, New York, California, Michigan, or any other state, the case will be transferred to Judge Pallmeyer in the Northern District of Illinois

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Benzene-contaminated sunscreens

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recalled 40 products containing high levels of the carcinogen, including such brands as Neutrogena, Sun Bum, CVS Health, and Fruit of the Earth, according to USA Today. In May 2021, Valisure, a Connecticut-based laboratory and pharmacy, analyzed nearly 300 batches of sunscreen from 69 companies and discovered that 78 sunscreen and after-sun care products contained benzene.

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Proton Pump Inhibitors

For those who take PPI drugs long-term, side effects can be serious or even deadly. Proton pump inhibitor side effects include kidney problems, bone fractures and heart attacks.

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