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I wonder if tests like this are made here: Arsenic in your juice

Arsenic in your juice
How much is too much? Federal limits dont exist.


http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/c...ginMethod=auto


  • Roughly 10 percent of our juice samples, from five brands, had total arsenic levels that exceeded federal drinking-water standards. Most of that arsenic was inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen.
  • One in four samples had lead levels higher than the FDAs bottled-water limit of 5 ppb. As with arsenic, no federal limit exists for lead in juice.
  • Apple and grape juice constitute a significant source of dietary exposure to arsenic, according to our analysis of federal health data from 2003 through 2008.
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Re: I wonder if tests like this are made here: Arsenic in your juice

Why on hell do they need to put arsenic in for?
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Why on hell do they need to put arsenic in for?
For mother in laws? ;-)
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For mother in laws? ;-)
They are strong species, they'll need a stronger dosage...
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Or as we say in my group, 'murderer in laws' !!!
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Arsenic in your juice
How much is too much? Federal limits dont exist.


http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/c...ginMethod=auto


  • Roughly 10 percent of our juice samples, from five brands, had total arsenic levels that exceeded federal drinking-water standards. Most of that arsenic was inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen.
  • One in four samples had lead levels higher than the FDAs bottled-water limit of 5 ppb. As with arsenic, no federal limit exists for lead in juice.
  • Apple and grape juice constitute a significant source of dietary exposure to arsenic, according to our analysis of federal health data from 2003 through 2008.
I guess you just shouldn't drink juice imported from the US?
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Why on hell do they need to put arsenic in for?
This is a business I know well.

Arsenic occurs naturally in groundwater anyway so will be drawn up into the tree and hence the fruit anyway, and is especially in certain states. Added to this, it was an ingredient in agricultural chemicals until 20 years ago when it was withdrawn - but it is obviously still present in the ground.
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Re: I wonder if tests like this are made here: Arsenic in your juice

Yes, they do, but not sure of the laws or what is the procedure.

Just yesterday was reading that CH banned the Sunnyland brand of proclaimed 'biological' products as they found too high levels of pesticides and thus they were not biological. A firm in Italy is apparently producer of Sunnyland.

Also, read/watch www.kassensturz.sf.tv/ and Ktipp www.ktipp.ch/stichworte/kassensturz, as they are out there to protect consumers' rights. Several episodes have focused on food additives, high pesticide levels and the like, and they report test levels. Depends on the product and what is under review each week.
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Re: I wonder if tests like this are made here: Arsenic in your juice

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The problem with 'US' Juice is that the apples are Chinese.
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The problem with 'US' Juice is that the apples are Chinese.
Yes, which is why you should always read the labels carefully as there are lots of juices which state that the juice is made from apples from china, australia, etc. You'd be surprised how much juice is made from imported fruits from China.
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