JoAnne Skelly

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December 13, 2011
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Arsenic in apple juice

Recently the Dr. Oz Show reported that arsenic was found in apple and other juices. This made me wonder how it got there. Was arsenic present in the apples themselves via irrigation or contaminated soil? Was it in the water used in making juice? Or, could arsenic have been introduced in handling, processing or bottling?

Arsenic is a known carcinogen (cancer- causing agent) and can contribute to diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The most common human exposure to arsenic is through contaminated drinking water. Arsenic occurs naturally in soil and water, or may result from contamination by lead arsenate insecticides used …

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