Dangerous levels of lead and inorganic arsenic have been found in fruit juices, according to results in a Consumer Reports investigation.
Inorganic arsenic is a carcinogen, known to cause skin, lung, and bladder cancer. It can also increase one’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and immunodeficiencies. The FDA claims that arsenic found in apple juice is organic and considered “essentially harmless.” Consumer Reports’ findings show otherwise.
In 10% of all juice samples it tested from five different brands, levels of inorganic arsenic exceeding the federal drinking water standard were found. One in four juices also contained lead at more than 5 parts per billion, the legal lead limit in public drinking water. There is currently no federal arsenic limit in juices or most foods.
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