Our children are the most vulnerable among us and we have a right to expect a certain level of safety around products for them. A recent study revealed that 95% of all baby foods on the market in the United States contain lead, arsenic, mercury or cadmium, which are extremely toxic materials. The Food and Drug Administration does not currently set limits on heavy metals for baby foods, specifically, with the exception of arsenic in rice cereal, CNBC reports.
We must prioritize the health and safety of babies and young children, as their small size and metabolism make them more vulnerable to the harmful effects of these contaminants. Not only do most baby foods contain these heavy metals, one in four contains all four! Consumption of toxic ingredients during early childhood development can have lifelong health effects.
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We should do everything we can to make sure young children are protected from harm and hold the FDA accountable. Parents have the right to know exactly what goes into the foods they feed their children, and we must hold manufacturers accountable for removing toxins from infant and toddler foods. Sign this petition to call on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to figure out what’s going on and crack down on toxins in baby food!
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