PEHSU Factsheet: Heavy Metals in Baby Foods and Fruit Juices > 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.