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Lead Found In 20% Of Baby Food Samples

This article originally appeared on Kaiser Health News. Pediatricians and public health researchers know they have to be on the lookout for lead exposure from paint chips and contaminated drinking water. A new report suggests food — particularly baby food — could be a problem, too. The Environmental Defense Fund, in an analysis of 11 years of federal data, found detectable levels of lead in 20 percent of 2,164 baby food samples. The toxic metal was most commonly found in fruit juices such as grape and apple, root vegetables such…

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Lead Detected In Baby Food Samples. Pediatricians Say There’s No Safe Level

Twenty percent of baby food samples were found to contain lead, according to a report from the Environmental Defense Fund. Pediatricians says there’s no safe lead level. FDA is reviewing its policy. (Image credit: Wiktory/Getty Images/iStockphoto) … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Lead Detected In Baby Food Samples. Pediatricians Say There’s No Safe Level

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