Arsenic Found In Many Popular Juices
Are you concerned that many of the drinks your children consume could be hazardous to their health? Arsenic has been found in many popular juices but is it enough to be harmful?
New testing from Consumer Reports has found concerning levels of heavy metals -- arsenic, lead, cadmium -- in nearly half of the juices it tested.
Everyday Value (Whole Foods), Apple & Eve, Big Win (Rite Aid), Capri Sun, Clover Valley (Dollar General), Great Value (Walmart), Gerber, Good2Grow, Gold Emblem (CVS), Goya, Honest Kids, Juicy Juice, Looza, Market Pantry (Target), Minute Maid, Mott’s, Nature’s Own, Ocean Spray, Old Orchard, R.W. Knudsen, Simply Balanced (Target), Trader Joe’s, Tree Top, and Welch’s.
According to their report, Consumer Reports tested three samples from 45 juices, with the samples purchased from different retailers across the country.
The best way to reduce your child’s exposure to heavy metals in fruit juice is to limit how much fruit juice they drink. Eating fresh fruit is always the best for anyone.