Nearly 90% of baby’s grape juice has traces of lead

The environmental advocacy group Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on June 15 released a study about dietary lead exposure, with a focus on food intended for babies and young children.

Using a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) database of food samples, EDF reported some pretty worrying numbers, most remarkably in fruit juice samples intended for children. 

For example, 89 percent of the baby food grape juice samples had detectable levels of lead in them.

A report by the Environmental Defense Fund found that 89 per cent of baby food versions of grape juice samples contained detectable levels of lead


The Environmental Defense Fund analyzed 11 years of data from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and found that food, particularly baby food, is a source of lead. 

They key findings were:

  • Lead was detected…

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