Are all heavy metals in baby food dangerous?

No. Some heavy metals, such as magnesium and selenium, are essential nutrients for our bodies that contribute to a good health. The heavy metals that must be avoided at all costs are cadmium, arsenic, lead, and mercury.

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There are 6 extremely dangerous heavy metals that people should avoid

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there are six heavy metals, also known as toxic metals, that are detrimental to our health. However, numerous other heavy metals exist in the environment, some of which are in fact beneficial to us, as they promote the good functioning of our bodies. The following are the most dangerous heavy metals:

  • arsenic: it is naturally occurring in soil, rocks, water, air, plants, and animals
  • beryllium: people are often exposed to this heavy metal occupationally by encountering it while mining and during the processing of alloy metals
  • cadmium: it is usually found in industrial workplaces, especially where ore is being processed or smelted
  • hexavalent chromium: calcium chromate, lead chromate, strontium chromate, chromium trioxide, and zinc chromate, all of which fall under this category, are known human carcinogens
  • lead: it is usually encountered during construction work, smelter operations, radiator repair shops, and firing ranges
  • mercury: the typical sources of mercury exposure are mining, production, and transportation of mercury and also mining and refining of gold and silver ores

The report that found heavy metals in 95% of the baby food on the market concerns only cadmium, arsenic, lead, and mercury. When it comes to good heavy metals, it is important to know that they are essential nutrients required for numerous physiological and biochemical functions in the body and, if they are not present in normal amounts, you may experience serious deficiencies. The following are some of the beneficial heavy metals that you should make sure your body absorbs from the food you eat or from supplements:

  • cobalt
  • iron
  • zinc
  • selenium
  • magnesium
  • nickel
  • molybdenum
  • copper

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