Arsenic Now Found in Juice
Some apple and grape juices available in the United States and Canada were found with higher than acceptable levels of the carcinogen.
BY: Lisa Lagace and 50Plus
Some apple and grape juices available in the United States and Canada were found with higher than acceptable levels of the carcinogen. A recent U.S. study found some apple and grape juices in North America had arsenic levels that exceeded drinking water standards.
The study tested 88 juice samples from ready-to-drink bottles, juice boxes, and cans from concentrate. The findings indicated that 10 per cent had higher levels of arsenic than the allowed limit for drinking water in both the United States and Canada, where it is set at 10 parts per billion (ppb).
Juices with higher than acceptable levels of ppb included Welch’s, Mott’s and Great Value brands, with levels of arsenic ranging from 10.2 to 13.9 ppb. Most of the arsenic found was inorganic, a known carcinogen.