Study: Some fruit juices contain toxic materials

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Posted on November 30, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 30 at 8:51 PM

(KMOV) -- A National Consumer Agency sampled some fruit juices and found traces of arsenic and lead.

Consumer reports tested 88 samples of apple and grape juice and found that 10 percent of the samples had arsenic levels above what is allowed in drinking water. Twenty-five percent of the juice samples also had more lead than what is allowed in bottled water.
The Food and Drug Administration says it’s confident in the overall safety of apple juice and the FDA is expanding surveillance activities to help determine if a guidance level can be established.
For now, Consumer Reports is recommending parents avoid giving juice to babies under 6 months and children under 6-years-old should only have a few ounces per day.
There is a full Consumer Reports study on www.consumerreports.com.

 

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