girl drinking juiceby Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff
Healthy Child Healthy World
Last week, the news broke that Consumer Reports had found traces of arsenic in apple juice. Naturally, I was alarmed. Although we don't keep juice in the house-limiting the selections to filtered water and organic milk-my kids do drink apple juice in restaurants and friend's houses.
Could I have unintentionally exposed them to poison?
This was a question running through many parents' minds last week. And although the amounts of arsenic discovered were low-10 parts per billion-they were still higher than the levels deemed safe by the FDA for drinking water (there are no safety levels set for arsenic in juice). However, as of press time, none of the brands listed-which included the organic Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value brand as well as Gerber Organic-have issued recalls.
According to Consumer Reports, the story first made headlines when "Dr. Oz" found highRead More »from Is There Arsenic in My Kids’ Apple Juice?