Researchers at Dartmouth College have released data on instant baby formula that shows that it may contain high levels of arsenic in it. There has not been a recall of the formula and a specific brand has not been named at this time.
According to the data, the arsenic content in the formula was six times higher than what federal regulators state as normal levels. Out of the 17 baby formulas that were tested, two of them listed organic brown rice syrup as one of the main ingredients and one of those two was the one with the higher arsenic levels.
Certain cereal bars and energy shots also showed higher levels of arsenic, but researchers said that if these are eaten in moderation, it is not a problem. Infants are more of a concern because of their small size.
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