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ANSES has just published September 28, 2016 a study on baby food.
Total Diet Studies (EAT) ANSES aim to monitor population exposure to a large number of substances in food, pesticide residues, environmental contaminants, newly formed compounds, toxins natural, additive, or trace elements, etc.
The diet of less than 3 years were screened and nearly 670 substances were search.
Although results obtained confirm a good level of control of health risks to the potential presence of contaminants in food, 16 substances were found to be disturbing.
For 9 substances, situation calls for particular vigilance. These are substances for which a significant number of children has a greater exposure to toxicological reference values:
- Inorganic arsenic
- lead
- nickel
- PCDD / F
- PCB
- Mycotoxins T-2 & HT-2
- acrylamide
- Deoxynivalenol
- furan
Concerning these substances 9, ANSES recommends establishment or strengthening of management measures to limit exposure levels (management policy environmental releases, process control, mounting regulatory or reduction of existing thresholds thresholds ).

For 7 other substances, the risk can not be ruled out:
- Aluminium
- Cobalt
- Strontium
- Methylmercury
- selenium
- Cadmium
- Genistein in soy consumers
For substances for which the risk can not be excluded or could not be assessed, the Agency recommends to acquire complementary knowledge.
We invite you to read the report of this study directly on the site of the handles to the following link:

https://www.anses.fr/fr/content/l%E2%80%99anses-passe-au-crible-l%E2%80%99alimentation-des-enfants-de-moins-de-trois-ans