Lead found in 20% of baby food samples, especially juices and veggies

Pediatricians and public health researchers know they have to be on the lookout for lead exposure from decorate chippings and infected drinking water. A brand-new report suggests menu — especially newborn menu — could be a problem, too.

The Environmental Defense Fund, in its examination of 11 years of federal data, found detectable levels of head in 20 percentage of 2,164 newborn nutrient tests. The toxic metal was most commonly found in fruit juices such as grape and apple, spring vegetables such as sweet potatoes and carrots, and cookies such as teething biscuits.

The organization’s primary focus was on the newborn meat because of how detrimental induce can be to child development.