FDA warns of dangerous arsenic levels in juice
POSTED: Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 5:57pm
UPDATED: Friday, December 2, 2011 - 11:33pm
NBC NEWS — There are alarming new questions over the safety of some fruit juices.
Consumer reports magazine reveals its latest research into arsenic levels in apple juice and grape juice that may cause some parents to think twice before pouring a glass.
Of the 88 samples tested by consumer reports, 10 percent had total arsenic levels that exceeded federal drinking water standards.
Unlike water, there are no federal limits set for juice.
In September, the FDA insisted apple juice is safe. The FDA still stands by that but in a statement to NBC news. It now says it's conducting more tests.
Meanwhile, the Juice Products Association says it's committed to following federal guidelines as it has for decades.
Meanwhile, Consumer Reports does not suggest erasing juice from your child's diet, but instead diluting the juice with water.