'Alarming Study' on Chemicals in Baby Food Lacks Evidence

A baby holds a bottle and sits in a high chair

Two-thirds of all baby food products in the United States have tested positive for arsenic, pesticides and other potentially harmful toxins, according to a new study.

In a study released on Wednesday, Oct. 25, Clean Label Project tested baby food, toddler drinks and snacks, and infant formulas that were bought over the past five months.

Researchers found that 65 per cent infant products contained arsenic, 58 per cent contained cadmium, 36 per cent contained lead and 10 per cent contained acrylamide out of the products analysed.

Firstly, the Clean Label Project did not publish their research in a peer-reviewed journal, and had not published any data to substantiate its claims at press time.

They also found that 60 per cent of products with "BPA free" labels in fact tested positive for bisphenol A, an industrial chemical which is used to make plastic. Hence certain rules and regulations should be laid on these baby food and infant formulas products to reduce its toxic effects and also provide optimum health benefits.

The Clean Label Project's mission is for the baby industry to become more transparent in their labels.

Singapore Passport World's Most Powerful, India Improves Its Ranking
THE LITTLE Red Dot has huge passport power , with a new index crowning Singapore's passport the best to own of any country's. After Singapore , the next highest ranked nations are Germany, Sweden and South Korea .

Anthony Scaramucci responds to Twitter backlash over Holocaust tweet
The company was launched following Scaramucci's ouster from the White House, but a website does not yet exist. Leifer said he is engaged in trying 'to synthesize social media management with business plans'.

We must take pride in our heritage: PM Narendra Modi
"The AYUSH Ministry is swiftly working in that direction and in just three years, over 65 AYUSH hospitals have been set up". The Prime Minister said, "New AIIMS are being established to help the people get better access to healthcare".

When it came to the formulas, the study found nearly 80 percent tested positive for arsenic.

Arsenic does have the potential to be toxic but, as the World Health Organization explains, it is "a natural component of the earth's crust and is widely distributed throughout the environment in the air, water and land".

According to USA Today, leading brands like Gerber, Plum Organics, Enfamil, and Sprout performed worst in the Clean Label Project report.

That said, there have been other studies that found levels of contaminates in baby food were higher than those in food made for adults, and that is a little worrisome. The organization has not shared insights into the actual levels of contamination they found inside of the tested products. There are strict regulations on lead, though many experts think those need updating because no amount of lead is safe.

MORE | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has information on arsenic in rice and rice products here.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Drug take back event set for Saturday
Oct 27, 2017 - 00:16
The Tallahassee Police Department is taking part once again the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. This event will give the public an opportunity to dispose of any unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cabinet Approves Construction Of Over 83000 Km Roads
Oct 26, 2017 - 00:14
The government on Tuesday approved a package of Rs 6.9 lakh crore to build approximately 83,000 km of highways by 2022. Analysts said the push to road infrastructure would have a ripple effect on construction and job creation.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump Applauds Five Former Presidents for Hurricane Relief Effort
Oct 25, 2017 - 00:12
All five of the former living USA presidents made a rare appearance together in the name of hurricane relief Saturday night. A website accepting donations, OneAmericaAppeal.org, was created with 100 percent of proceeds pledged to hurricane relief.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top London Making Diesels More Expensive With New Levy
Oct 24, 2017 - 00:21
Drivers of the most polluting vehicles must from now on pay a daily charge of up to £21.50 to drive in to central London . This is the time to stand up and join the battle to clear the toxic air we are forced to breathe".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Judge Denies NFL's Expedited Hearing Request; Zeke Plays Washington
Oct 24, 2017 - 00:18
As a result, Elliott will be available to play against the Washington Redskins in Week 8. Elliott has 105 carries for 393 yards and two touchdowns this season.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Speed through the checkout with Pay with Google
Oct 24, 2017 - 00:14
Indeed, Pay with Google taps into Android Pay to pull up card information you have stored with it, but it doesn't stop there. At the Chrome Dev Summit , Google today announced two things-Trusted Web Activities and the Chrome User Experience Report .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Malaysia go down fighting to India in Asia Cup final
Oct 23, 2017 - 00:37
Satbir Singh (39th minute), Harmanpreet Singh (51), Lalit Upadhyay (52) and Gurjant Singh (57) scored for India. The Indians endured a nervous last 10 minutes as Malaysia went full throttle in search for an equaliser.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Red Wings Sign Andreas Athanasiou
Oct 22, 2017 - 00:40
The Red Wings and holdout free agent Andreas Athanasiou were nearing agreement on a new contract Friday, a source confirmed. He finished second on the Red Wings in even strength goals (17) in 2016-17 and tallied a pair of overtime winners.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jose Mourinho does not know when Paul Pogba will return from injury
Oct 22, 2017 - 00:39
United are keen for the player to stay but are mindful that foreign clubs would be free to talk to the Spain worldwide from January.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Taylor Swift Drops New Single 'Gorgeous' And It's, Well, Gorgeous
Oct 22, 2017 - 00:31
But by the end of the song, she's inviting this age-appropriate, power-adjacent white man over to meet her cats. Listen closely, Swfities, because Taylor Swift just dropped a new single and it's time to decode it.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Meghan Markle and Prince Harrys relationship may have hit another milestone
Oct 20, 2017 - 00:11
She said that she and Harry were were "two people who are really happy and in love". "We're in love. Before adding: "The Queen spent nearly an hour with her grandson and the Los Angeles-born Meghan".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top When is Kate Middleton expecting?
Oct 20, 2017 - 00:07
Apprentices from all over the United Kingdom were honored at West Ham's football stadium, the former Olympic stadium in London. She may be pregnant with her third child, but that isn't stopping Kate Middleton from embracing her identity as a style icon.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Officers Fired in United Incident
Oct 19, 2017 - 00:17
Munoz also said the carrier will not allow police to remove a passenger from an aircraft again in situations like that one. The Aviation Department is also subsequently reviewing its policies in reaction to the investigation's recommendations.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Xbox One's New Dashboard is a Big Improvement
Oct 19, 2017 - 00:12
The new Xbox One dashboard is now available for all Xbox One and Xbox One S users, with "more great features" coming soon. Microsoft has made this menu faster by removing a lot of the automatic loading that was happening with each menu.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Pregnant Kate Middleton Miserable With Work Due To Morning Sickness Battle
Oct 18, 2017 - 00:21
People magazine's royal correspondent, Simon Perry, also caught the dancing on video, so you can replay it all day long. On Monday, Kate made a surprise appearance alongside William and Prince Harry at a children's charity event.