New Study says 85% of kids juices and snacks have high levels of lead

13 Jul

My friend sent me this article about a recent study that was done on brand name juices and snacks mostly given to children. The findings are disturbing. 85% of these tested had high levels of lead. This included Gerber baby foods and organic products such as Earth’s Best and Trader Joes. Someone commented on this post that you should just buy fresh and make it yourself, but the problem is the water. It is contaminating the fruits and veggies with lead. We could have high levels in our fruits and veggies in our refrigerator and drinking water. All I know is this is very disturbing!

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2 Responses to “New Study says 85% of kids juices and snacks have high levels of lead”

  1. bnord July 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

    A great deal of the lead in water is caused by the water disinfectant chloramine, a mix of chlorine and ammonia. Chloramine leaches lead from lead pipes and brass plumbing fixtures. High water lead levels are being found in many areas that use this disinfectant, which causes many other problems such as skin rashes, respiratory and/or digestive distress. Please see http://www.chloramine.org for more information.

  2. james5555 July 15, 2010 at 11:59 am #

    Wow, that is very disturbing. I mostly try to drink water and avoid juices and such because of the sugar. The fact that they may have lead, plus all the other stuff is def not good. Drinking water for health should be something that we take for granted and not have to worry about. I am glad I found your site and you are putting out some great information that will help your visitors!

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