Arsenic found in apple and grape juices

A Consumer Reports investigation, perhaps sparked by a startling episode of “The Dr. Oz Show,” has revealed dangerous levels of inorganic arsenic in apple and grape juices.

Inorganic arsenic is a known carcinogen. It has been known to cause an increase risk of cardiovascular disease, immunodeficiencies, and type 2 diabetes. Inorganic arsenic has also been linked to bladder, skin, and lung cancer.

While there is no federal arsenic threshold, public drinking water and bottled water has a limit of 10 parts per billion. Consumer Reports found that 10% of the five juice brands it sampled contained inorganic arsenic levels higher than drinking water standards. However, the FDA has stated that arsenic in fruit juices is mostly organic arsenic, which is “essentially harmless.”

If you or someone you love has been seriously harmed by dangerous product, contact the Minnesota product liability lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444 for more information on what our attorneys can do for you.