Study finds 95% of tested baby foods contain toxic chemicals; NY senator calls for federal probe

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New York Sen. Chuck Schumer is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to examine a report that found dozens of baby food products are contaminated with lead and other metals.

Sen. Schumer says Sunday the FDA must take more action to regulate the baby food industry. A study by Healthy Babies Bright Futures found the presence of heavy metals in 95% of the 168 baby foods that were tested.

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The study found 95% of the food tested contained lead, arsenic, mercury or cadmium. It found one in four baby foods that were tested contained all four metals.

Schumer says consumers "rightfully expect those foods to be undeniably safe, appropriately regulated and nutritiously sustaining."

He says federal regulators should examine the study and release a public statement of their findings.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.

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