New guidelines intend to limit childrens’ exposure to harmful chemicals in food
ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT) — The American Academy of Pediatrics is cautioning parents about harmful chemicals found in processed meats, other processed foods, and those that can be transferred from plastic containers.
A local pediatrician says that, because of their small size and developing organ systems, children are especially vulnerable to these chemicals.
“This is a big challenge for us in our modern society where these chemicals and additives are so ubiquitous. It requires some careful thought and planning on parents’ part,” said Dr. Charles Peters, a consultant pediatrician with Mayo Clinic Health System in Onalaska
Pediatricians recommend that children eat fresh fruits and vegetables instead of processed foods.
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