Metals in Infant Food: No Cause for Concern

September 15, 2003 -- The U.K. Food Standards Agency reports that "Metals in infant foods give no cause for concern."

A recent study examined the levels of aluminium, antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel, selenium, tin and zinc in 189 samples of infant formulae. The survey was carried out by the Central Science Laboratory between March 2001 and July 2002 and concluded that "based on estimates of the amounts of these foods that babies eat, there was no cause for concern for infants being fed on the foods that were sampled".