(Associated Press) Toxic metals have been found in at least 7 baby food brands according to a U.S. House Subcommittee report released Thursday. The brands named included Walmart and Gerber.

A congressional investigation has found that baby food in the U.S. contains levels of arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury. That includes organic baby foods as well. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) lists those metals as toxic to humans.

Baby food makers told the U.S. House Subcommittee that toxic metals are found in most foods and they are doing their best to exclude them from their products. But it's not an easy task. The FDA agrees.

We acknowledge that there is more work to be done, but the FDA reiterates its strong commitment to continue to reduce consumer exposure to toxic elements and other contaminants.-Food and Drug Administration

Two different studies, the second was done by Healthy Babies, Bright Futures, found that nearly 95% of baby food in the U.S contain toxic metals and other contaminants that can remain in our environment for decades due to pesticide and herbicide use.

The U.S. congressional report was derived from 2019 internal data requested from seven baby food companies including Walmart and Gerber.

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