27 Jul '11, 11am

Arsenic in Apple Juice | Care2 Causes

Recent independent product safety tests commissioned by the the New York consumer advocacy group Empire State Consumer Project showed the level of arsenic in a sample of Mott’s brand apple juice to be more than five times the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s legal limit for safe drinking water. Arsenic , a naturally occurring element, has been used for centuries as a poison to kill animal pests — and humans. Many of the most notorious murderers in history, including the infamous Borgia family , used arsenic as a weapon of choice. Besides being poisonous to humans at high doses, arsenic is a known carcinogen . Chronic exposure to sub-poisonous levels of arsenic has been linked to an increased risk of skin cancer, lung cancer and liver cancer. Arsenic has also been implicated as a developmental toxin; several animal studies have shown in-utero exposure to arsenic can i...

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