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Baby Food Safety Under Scrutiny: NJ Congressman Introduces Bill for Mandatory Metal Testing

by Sonia Park
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Baby's Bite Back: NJ Lawmaker Demands Testing for Toxic Metals in Food, Sparking National Debate

Alarming concerns about heavy metal contamination in baby food have reached Capitol Hill, prompting New Jersey Congressman Frank Pallone to spearhead a national testing mandate. The "Improving Newborns' Food and Nutrition Testing Safety (INFANTS) Act" aims to shield our youngest citizens from potential developmental harm lurking in their first bites.

Currently, the U.S. lacks federal regulations requiring testing of finished baby food products for toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium, and mercury. These contaminants pose a significant threat to infants, potentially leading to decreased IQ, learning disabilities, and even impaired organ function.

Congressman Pallone's proposed legislation seeks to. . .

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