19 Sep '11, 10pm

Arsenic and Apple Juice: Dr. Oz Disputes the FDA | Care2 Causes

Arsenic and Apple Juice: Dr. Oz Disputes the FDA | Care2 Causes

More than a few studies have already shown that apple juice, a lunchbox staple, contains arsenic in quantities a parent would prefer not to have their child ingesting. Last week, just in time for the start of the school year, Dr. Mehmet Oz raised the issue again on his syndicated TV show. The FDA promptly responded that apple juice is safe, countering Dr. Oz’s claims by sending two letters to the producers of Dr. Oz’s show, says the Los Angeles Times . On his website , Dr. Oz says that “Other countries may use pesticides that contain arsenic, a heavy metal known to cause cancer . After testing dozens of samples from three different cities in America, Dr. Oz discovered that some of the nation’s best known brands of apple juice contain arsenic.” As Care2 blogger Jaelithe J. has written, arsenic is poisonous to humans in high doses. It is a known carcinogen and has been “impl...

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