An investigation by Consumer Reports reveals that dangerous levels of inorganic arsenic is in fruit juices, specifically apple and grape juices.
Inorganic arsenic is a carcinogen and known to cause several types of cancer, as well as increasing risks of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and immunodeficiencies. While there are no federal limits on inorganic arsenic in fruit juices, the researchers in this investigation used the federal drinking water standards, 10 parts per billion, as a guide.
10% of the five juice brands Consumer Reports sampled had inorganic arsenic levels at or above 10 parts per billion. Lead was also found in some of the juices, exceeding 5 parts per billion (the federal drinking water standard).
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