|High Levels of Arsenic Found in Fruit Juice
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|LINDA CARROLL – TODAY.com|
|The apple and grape juice your kids are drinking may have arsenic at levels high enough to increase their risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, according to a new study by Consumer Reports.
A full 10 percent of the juices tested by the magazine had arsenic levels higher than what is allowed in water by the Food and Drug Administration.‘What weâ€™re talking about here is not about acute affects,â€ Urvashi Rangan, senior scientist at Consumer Reports, told TODAYâ€™s Savannah Guthrie. ‘Weâ€™re talking about chronic effects. Weâ€™re talking about cancer risk. And so, the fact that 10 percent of our samples exceeded the drinking water standard underscores the need for a standard to be set in juices.â€
The fear is that over time arsenic will accumulate in childrenâ€™s bodies and raise their risk of cancer and other serious illnesses, Rangan explained.
The new report echoes …