Toxic Levels of Arsenic Found in Popular Juice Brands

December 1, 2011 at 3:00 am 1 comment

A recent investigation by Consumer Reports finds that roughly 10% of the juice samples they have taken from 5 different brands, had total arsenic levels that exceeded federal drinking-water standards. Most of that arsenic was inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen.

Tainted brands include:


Minute Maid, Mott’s, Gerber, Welch’s, and Great Value (Walmart) among others. See results from tests on other apple and grape juice brands.

Other brands that had at least one sample of apple juice that exceeded 10 ppb:

  • Apple & Eve
  • Great Value (Walmart)
  • Mott’s

And these brands had one or more samples of apple juice that exceeded 5 ppb of lead:

  • America’s Choice (A&P)
  • Gerber
  • Gold Emblem (CVS)
  • Great Value
  • Joe’s Kids (Trader Joe’s)
  • Minute Maid
  • Seneca
  • Walgreens

Grape Juice

For grape juice, at least one sample from Walgreens and Welch’s exceeded 10 ppb. At least one sample of grape juice exceeding 5 ppb of lead came from:

  • Gold Emblem (CVS)
  • Walgreens
  • Welch’s

Mounting scientific evidence suggests that chronic exposure to arsenic and lead even at levels below water standards can result in serious health problems.

View the full article here.

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Wayne  |  December 31, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Wow. Sharing again – this gets scarier by the day.

    Reply

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