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Heavy Metals in Baby Food: Cumulative Neurodevelopment Effects
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2019: Heavy Metals in Baby Food: Cumulative Neurodevelopment Effects

Heavy metal contamination is a ubiquitous and serious issue for sustainable health. Although heavy metals are naturally present in the earth’s crust, industrial activities, mining, improper waste disposal, lead shot, and pesticides contribute to elevated levels in soil and water and the food supply. Recently, the presence of Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, and Arsenic contamination of commercial infant/toddler food has come to forefront as a major public health concern. The goal of this study is to better characterize the impacts of exposure to individual heavy metals and their mixtures on the neurological development and behavior of developing children.

Cornell Investigators: Motoko Mukai, Food Science
EDF Investigators: Jennifer McPartland, Health Program

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