Report: Arsenic In Apple Juice Raises Concern

Another study is looking at the levels of arsenic in apple juice, and the researchers say parents should be concerned.

Consumer Reports released a study Wednesday saying children can be at unnecessary risk due to arsenic and lead in fruit juices.

Consumer Reports tested 88 samples of apple juice and grape juice. They found that 10 percent of the samples had total arsenic levels that exceeded federal drinking-water standards. When it comes to lead, 25 percent of the samples had lead levels higher than the Food and Drug Administration’s bottled-water limit.

Consumer Reports says most of the arsenic found in their tests was inorganic arsenic, which is a known human carcinogen.

A press release from Consumer Reports says the government needs to do more. "Consumers Union, the advocacy arm of Consumer Reports, believes that the federal government should establish a standard of 3 ppb for total arsenic and 5 ppb for lead in juice. In fact, 41 percent of the samples Consumer Reports tested met both thresholds."

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