21 Jul '11, 9pm

Never Mind the BPA in Water Bottles: Your Kids Might Be Drinking Arsenic in Their Apple Juice

Advocacy groups Empire State Consumer Project and Food & Water Watch sent a letter to the agency [PDF] today with new data showing levels of arsenic in apple juice well above—in one juice sample, five times higher—than what the EPA allows in drinking water. From a Food & Water Watch press release : The group arranged for testing of different brands of apple juice and apple sauce, and one sample of Mott's Apple Juice registered 55 parts per billion of arsenic. The EPA's tolerance level for arsenic in drinking water is 10 parts per billion, while the FDA does not have a tolerance level for juice. And the recent testing, commissioned by the Empire State Consumer Project, is not the first time arsenic has been found. And there's not much reason to think the problem is limited to apple juice. More from the press release: Two-thirds of apple juice that Americans consume--more th...

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