How safe is the food you're feeding your baby?
A new study by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) found lead in 20 percent of baby food sampled over an 11-year period. The study focused on baby food because of the harmful effects lead can have in the context of child development - neurological, cardiovascular, behavioral and more.
Check out the interview by Mercy Kids pediatrician Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann, who explains how parents can avoid possible exposure.
The EDF‘s analysis of 11 years of FDA data found:
EDF also found that more than 1 million children consume more lead than FDA’s limit. Eliminating lead in food would save society more than $27 billion annually in total lifetime earnings from saved IQ points.