A large amount of baby food products contain dangerous chemicals – a new study has found.
Products were revealed to include arsenic – lead – cadmium and acrylamide in a test carried out by The Clean Label Project – a non-profit organisation that advocates consumer transparency.
They used Nielsen data to analyse 530 different snacks – cereals – formulas and drinks that had been purchased in the last five months.
Out of the products analysed researchers found that 65 per cent contained arsenic – 58 per cent contained cadmium – 36 per cent contained lead and 10 per cent contained acrylamide.
80 per cent of infant formula samples were also found to contain arsenic- a toxin which the World Health Organisation associates with a slew of health issues such as cardiovascular disease – diabetes and cancer.
Millions of people are putting themselves at risk by cooking their rice incorrectly – scientists have warned.
The safest method of cooking rice is therefore to soak it overnight – then wash and rinse it until the water is clear – before draining it well and boiling in a saucepan – with a ratio of five parts water to one part rice.