Baby Food Lawsuit
Our law firm is currently evaluating claims for injuries to children that have been diagnosed with Autism or ADHD after consuming baby food products. Recent reports from the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, a branch of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform have indicated that at least four major baby food manufacturers may have sold products with unacceptable levels of toxic metals such as arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury. If your child has been diagnosed with Autism or ADHD after consuming baby food products, please contact our law firm today as you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Baby Food Heavy Metals Report
There are recognized acceptable levels of metals in manufactured foods and drinks because of pollution. Food manufacturers must monitor their production levels for these harmful substances. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allow for 10 parts per billion (ppb) inorganic arsenic, 5 ppb cadmium, 5 ppb lead, and 2 ppb mercury in drinking water.
However, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform baby food report found 177 times more than the acceptable level of lead, up to 91 times more than the acceptable level of arsenic, up to 69 times more than the acceptable level of cadmium, and up to 5 times more than the acceptable level of mercury.
The Food and Drug Administration Responds
The FDA takes exposure to toxic elements in the food supply extremely seriously, especially when it comes to protecting the health and safety of the youngest and most vulnerable in the population...
Which Baby Foods are Safe?
The recent report indicated that toxic metals have been found in products produced by Nurture, Gerber, Campbells, Beech-Nut Nutrition Company, Hain Celestial Group, Walmart, and Sprout Organic Food. Some baby foods are manufactured by these companies under different names, making it difficult for parents to know which foods are safe for their children. Notably, three major baby food producers declined to release internal documents about their products. Independent testing has revealed that these products also contain elevated levels of heavy metals.
What Heavy Metals have been found?
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