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Toxic metals found in baby formulas

Metales tóxicos encontrados en fórmulas de bebé

Health is a delicate issue, and it is even more so when it comes to babies and young children. After some tests, it has been shown that one in four popular brands of baby food contains dangerous levels of toxic metals: arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Although these elements are naturally found in all food, high levels in most baby foods cause great concern among researchers.

Risks of exposing babies to toxic metals

Exposure to such metals, especially arsenic, can cause adverse respiratory, gastrointestinal, hematological, hepatic, renal, cutaneous, neurological, and immunological effects. Some of the risks of exposing babies to these toxic metals are:

  • Damage to the central nervous system of children
  • Damage to cognitive development
  • Permanent decrease in IQ
  • Behavioral problems
  • Reduction in postnatal growth and delay in puberty
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Brands and reports

Some of the brands that were analyzed and where the presence of these chemicals was found are:

  • HappyBABY
  • Beech-Nut Nutrition Company
  • Earth’s Best Organic
  • Gerber
  • Parent’s Choice
  • Sprout Organics
  • Plum Organics.

In 2021, the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform issued a report (despite the reluctance of certain companies to send relevant samples) which obtained disturbing results about the presence of metals in baby food.

In light of the publication of this report, the government has taken action, however, the process has been very slow. Likewise, corporations show indifference, so the case has progressed slowly.

It is a fact that these toxic heavy metals can cause behavioral problems, cognitive impairment, developmental delays, and neurological problems. If your baby consumed these foods and exhibited any of the adverse side effects, we can help.

How can we help you?

Our team of experienced lawyers can assist you. We have extensive experience in product liability cases and food safety, and we can help you understand your options and rights.

If you or a family member were a direct or indirect victim of baby food with toxic metals, you can contact Abogados Centro Legal at 205 940 2233 or schedule your free consultation.

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