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PEHSU Factsheet: Heavy Metals in Baby Foods and Fruit Juices > Summary of Key Points

Summary of Key Points

posted on Mar 21, 2022
  • Some common baby foods and fruit juices contain small amounts of heavy metals such as lead and arsenic.
  • The low levels of metals found in food are likely a small part of a child’s overall exposure to metals; however, a child’s total metal exposure from all sources can pose a risk to health – particularly brain development.
  • Parents can reduce heavy metals in their child’s diet with simple steps such as feeding them a variety of foods and limiting rice-based products and fruit juices.