New Arsenic Standards Make Apple Juice Safer

Monday, 22 Jul 2013 08:47 AM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Apples have been causing problems since, well, that first bite. And more recently, apple juice has been the trigger for a debate about arsenic in your food supply - and how safe it is for kids to drink apple juice that may contain this carcinogen.

The debate started when Dr. Oz announced on his show in the fall of 2011 that results of lab tests on commercially available apple juices found higher levels of total arsenic than allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency in drinking water! At first, the push back was strong. But after Consumer Reports came out with similar findings, Dr. Oz and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration began a dialogue.

The result? New standards have been established for inorganic arsenic in apple juice - 10 parts per billion, the same level the EPA sets for drinking water. (Inorganic arsenic may come from pesticides used on foods grown outside North America. Organic arsenic is found naturally in soil and plants. The debate about organic arsenic's safety is ongoing.)

So, now you can feel secure about drinking or serving apple juice, but here's how to feel even more secure:

1. Limit all naturally sweet juices to one serving a day. The sugar in them interferes with your child's appetite for nutritious foods. And NEVER serve a juice with added sugar or sugar syrup in it.

2. If possible, buy organic juices and juices made from fruit grown in the U.S. or Canada. That way you'll know for sure that inorganic, arsenic-laced pesticides were not used on those crops.

© King Features Syndicate

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Something's Fishy About Farmed Fish

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 08:27 AM

The word POP pops up all over the place! Pop Quiz (always irritating). Pop Culture ( The Honeymooners or a Jay-Z and  . . .

Positive Thinking Aids Weight Loss

Wednesday, 22 Oct 2014 08:41 AM

The idea that if you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem has been around since Biblical times (the p . . .

The Power of 'Thank You'

Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 08:28 AM

England's first book of etiquette, The Book of the Civilized Man, set behavior standards for 14th-century nobles, and  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved