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Baby foods that contain sweet potatoes, carrots, or apple and grape juices tend to have the highest levels of lead. If you can, consider making fresh baby food at home to reduce your child’s exposure to lead and talk to your pediatrician about how to limit lead consumption. There’s at least a little bit of lead in some baby food on the U.S. market, an environmental group said Thursday.
They cannot tell you how much lead is in the food or which foods it. FDA “We don’t know precisely where the lead in food is coming from,” Maricel Maffini, a consultant for EDF, said in a press release.”Contaminated soil is one likely option. However, we don’t.
Specifically, lead was found in 20 percent of baby food samples (compared to 14 percent of other foods) and eight different types of baby foods had detectable levels of lead in more than 40. A vegetable and beef baby food was found to be the highest in lead, but it is unfortunate that the study did not name names for the brands of baby food. The study showed that fruit juices, root vegetables, and cookies were the baby foods containing lead most often. Unfortunately, the U.S.
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other government. According to two reports, heavy metals including lead are present in fruit juice and baby food in amounts that may be concerning. Consumer Reports just released findings showing “elevated levels”.
It’s called “baby-led” because you let your baby pick up the food and eat at his own pace, instead of controlling how much and how quickly he eats. This technique first gained popularity when public health nurse Gill Rapley coined the term “baby-led weaning” in the U.K. in 2008. (There, weaning means starting your baby on solid food. So, depending on the food type and source, making your own baby food won’t necessarily reduce your child’s heavy metal intake. Still, some research suggests that children’s food may have more.
One of the many milestones as a parent is watching your little one try new foods for the first time. But if you’re feeding them jarred baby food, you’d probably never expect that it could be toxic. According to the FDA, lead makes its way into food via contaminated soil. However, Neltner suspects food processing plays a role.
On why lead is found at a higher rate in baby food, Neltner said, “I can’t explain it, other than I assume baby food is processed more”.
List of related literature:
|from Essential Concepts for Healthy Living|
|from Sittig’s Handbook of Toxic and Hazardous Chemicals and Carcinogens, 5th Edition|
|from Handbook of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities|
|from American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition|
|from Principles of Forensic Toxicology|
|from The Environment and the People in American Cities, 1600s-1900s: Disorder, Inequality, and Social Change|
|from Encyclopedia of Human Ecology: A-H|
|from The Nursing Mother’s Companion|
|from Brody’s Human Pharmacology E-Book|
|from Handbook of Forensic Medicine|