30 Nov 2011 No Comments
Remember back in September when Dr. Oz took some heat for raising wide-spread consumer concern about arsenic levels in apple juice? The FDA was so quick to dispute this, stating that most arsenic in juices and other foods is of the organic type that is “essentially harmless.” They also questioned the methodology of the study that Dr. Oz commissioned.
However, earlier today, Consumer Reports just released a frightening study that found high levels of arsenic in apple and grape juice which sheds more light on Dr. Oz’s claim. The study found that 10 percent of the juices tested by researchers had higher total arsenic levels than the FDA’s standard for drinking water — 10 parts per billion (ppb) — while 25 percent of all juices tested had lead levels higher than the FDA’s bottled water limit of 5 ppb.
I always thought A was for Apple, but it seems that the A might have really been for what was in our store bought apple juice, namely ARSENIC! This is yet another reason for me to buy a juicer. Anyone recommends a good brand?