What are the other negative health effects heavy metal exposure can have on my baby?

Children experience the negative health consequences of heavy metal exposure to a significantly greater extent than adults, as their bodies are fragile and developing. In addition to autism, there are other serious health problems they might develop due to heavy metal exposure.

Heavy metals should be a cause for concern because of their high toxicity and prevalence

Lead and mercury in children's hair

As naturally occurring elements that have relatively high atomic weight and density five times that of water, heavy metals such as cadmium, arsenic, lead, and mercury have been posing a real health threat to children in the U.S.

One of the primary sources of exposure for children is baby food. The very nourishment that is supposed to promote their growth and development is often tainted with dangerous concentrations of heavy metals because companies fail to test their finished products.

Since the regulation of heavy metals in baby food is very lax in our country, manufacturers have been taking advantage of this and allowing very high levels of toxic agents in their products. It is the main ingredients in infant and toddler food that actually contain heavy metals, as crops such as wheat, carrots, barley, and quinoa absorb these harmful agents through the roots. Furthermore, they also become contaminated with heavy metals because of the herbicides, pesticides, and insecticides that are regularly applied to the crops.

The following are the other health problems exposure to heavy metals from baby food can cause in children, as they act as neurotoxins once in the body:

  • mental retardation
  • neurocognitive disorders
  • cardiovascular diseases
  • behavioral disorders
  • respiratory problems
  • cancer
  • kidney dysfunction
  • gastrointestinal dysfunction
  • immune system dysfunction
  • vascular damage

Nevertheless, it is essential to know that if you fed your baby toxic food and they developed one of the health problems above, we cannot help you obtain financial compensation, as only parents of children with autism qualify for filing a claim. If your child was diagnosed with autism before the age of 6, we encourage you to get in touch with our staff, as we have been handling toxic exposure cases for over 25 years.

File your toxic baby food claim for your child with autism with our expert help

If your child developed autism due to the baby food they were fed, you are most likely eligible to file a toxic baby food claim, which will help you recover financial compensation from the liable companies. Since baby food manufacturers failed to test their products for heavy metals, they can now be held liable for acting negligently, recklessly, or even intentionally. To file a claim, you just have to call us, explain your situation, and send us the medical records of your child.

Our attorneys will carefully analyze your case to determine whether you are entitled to compensation. If you are, they will promptly begin preparing your toxic baby food claim for submission and gather all the necessary evidence to accompany it. In the end, you will receive the money you and your child deserve if you decide to work with our law firm.

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