Heavy Metals and Baby Food
By: Danielle N. Wiese, MD, FAAP
What’s up with these reports of heavy metals in baby food? Heavy metals naturally exist in the foods we eat. Toxicity tells us how much of a problem they pose. Toxicity= exposure over time. Variety is the key to avoiding toxicity. Make sure to give your baby a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and grains and avoid giving too much of any one particular food. Each food has different levels of different metals, so by switching it up we can decrease the risk of toxicity. balance is key. More information is available on healthychildren.org.