Well, we're adults and we should be aware of the risks we run. But babies aren't.
Surprisingly, it now turns out that baby foods have been contaminated with pesticides for years, exposing infants to danger at the very time when their bodies are most vulnerable. As recently as seven years ago, a UK government-backed investigation found traces of the pesticide carbendazim in baby foods (Pesticide Residues Committee, 30 November 2000). This well-known hormone-disrupting chemical has even been linked to genital abnormalities in male babies (Schettler T et al. Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1999).
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