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Big Bottle: The Baby Formula Nightmare (mattstoller.substack.com)
8 points by haizhung 13 days ago | hide | past | favorite | 1 comment

Matt says ‘According to Healthy Babies Bright Futures, baby formula made by the big guys in the U.S. is full of dangerous brain-altering heavy metals. HBBF tested thirteen different baby formulas, and every single one had “detectable levels of arsenic, cadmium, lead and/or mercury,” which are all considered to be neurotoxic, interfering with brain development and “causing permanent IQ reductions in children.”’.

Rather unscientific heavy breathing about heavy metals, since some level must exist in all foods. Matt even links to a mommyhood101.com article in the above, which I guess is the secondary source for his opinion?

The question is: what are reasonable limits to exposure for babies? For example, what are the EU limits for baby formula?

Here is the original “paper”: https://www.healthybabyfood.org/sites/healthybabyfoods.org/f...

Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) paid laboratories to measure amounts, but superficially their analysis looks rather poor I think. Any good links to scientific critiques of their analysis?

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