What brands of baby food have the highest concentration of mercury?

As a very toxic and poisonous heavy metal, mercury can be extremely harmful to children if they are fed baby food containing it on a regular basis. In fact, lead and mercury are perhaps the most dangerous heavy metals of all.

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Mercury, also known as quicksilver, was found lurking in 32% of baby food

This heavy metal is extremely poisonous, and people can be exposed to it via inhalation of the vapors, skin contact, and ingestion of tainted food. If mercury is accidentally swallowed once, it will most likely pass through your body, and very little of it will be absorbed. However, if a child is fed baby food containing significant concentrations of mercury on a regular basis, the heavy metal, which is also a neurotoxin, will accumulate in their bodies. Mercury has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, which means that it can take a heavy toll on the developmental, neurological, and behavioral health of the child later in life.

The following are the brands of baby food that contain the greatest levels of mercury:

  • Gerber
  • Beech-Nut
  • HappyBABY
  • Earth's Best Organic

A dangerous concentration of mercury in baby food is any concentration over 1 part per billion, although some health organizations claim that up to 3 parts per billion are safe in baby food. To remain on the safe side, we advise you to cease purchasing these brands until the issue of heavy metal contamination becomes clear or until the products of concern are taken off the shelves.

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