Dangerous levels of inorganic arsenic, a carcinogen, and lead have been found in apple and fruit juices as a result of an investigation by Consumer Reports.
10% of juice sampled from five different brands had levels of inorganic arsenic that exceeded federal drinking water standards of 10 parts per billion. There is currently no federal arsenic or lead limitations in juices. One in four juices tested had levels of lead higher than federal drinking water standards as well.
Inorganic arsenic can cause lung, bladder, and skin cancer.
The FDA, however, claims that the arsenic in fruit juices are organic and “essentially harmless” despite Consumer Reports’ findings.
If you or someone you love has been harmed after eating contaminated food products, contact the Lake Geneva food products lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C. at 800-242-2874.