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Arsenic and Lead in Juice | Care2 Healthy Living

Arsenic and Lead in Juice | Care2 Healthy Living

Consumer Reports say they found arsenic and lead in apple and grape juices they tested from samples collected on the East Coast. About ten percent of their apple juice samples contained arsenic at levels above federal drinking-water standards for arsenic. One out of four of their juice samples contained lead at a level higher than the FDA’s bottled water limit. They also said they analyzed public health data from 2003 through 2008, and found grape and apple juice are a significant source of arsenic. The main form of arsenic they found in their juice samples from five brands was inorganic. This form is a health hazard when ingested or absorbed through the skin. According to the EPA , “For ingestion and dermal (skin) routes of exposure, adverse effects are most often manifested in skin (skin discoloration and lesions) and in the gastrointestinal tract (nausea, diarrhea, and ...

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