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Erin Palinski, RD, CDE, LDN Arsenic in apple juice?
What’s all the buzz about apple juice containing arsenic, and is it a safe drink for your child? Read on about the truth on arsenic and its place in foods. Remember- all juice is high in sugar and calories, so limit your intake!
After pressure from many consumer groups, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing a maximum limit for arsenic levels in apple juice. The plan is to limit the amount of inorganic arsenic to 10 parts per billion, the same amount the Environmental Protection Agency allows in drinking water.
A lot of you might remember the big hoopla that occurred after a segment on the Dr. Oz show in September 2011. They revealed that several brands of apple juice contained high levels of arsenic and a wide panic…
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