Are you aware that apple juice has been the trigger for a debate about arsenic in your food supply?How safe is apple juice for you and your family to drink?
For those of you who watch Dr. Oz on television, you may remember when the subject appeared on his show back in 2011. He stated that “the results of lab tests on commercially available apple juices found higher levels of total arsenic than allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency in drinking water.”
After Dr. Oz and the U. S. Food and Drug Administration discussed the issue at length, new FDA standards were established for inorganic arsenic in apple juice – 10 parts per billion, the same level the EPA sets for drinking water. Consumer Reports found that the majority of the arsenic in the tested juice was inorganic, the kind to cause cancer.
Reports indicate that inorganic arsenic may come from pesticides used on foods grown outside North America. It is found naturally in soil and plants.
It has been determined that if possible, buy organic juices and juices made from fruit grown in the United States.
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