Thursday, February 2, 2012

Arsenic in Apple Juice






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Arsenic in Apple Juice!

Consumer Reports Test Results

High levels of Arsenic found in fruit juice - "Today Health msmnbc"

Great Job, Dr. Oz . . .

That was all good news to Oz.  If we look at how the nation handled a similar problem two decades ago, it’s clear that we can make a difference for our kids, he said.
“Twenty-five years ago we had a problem with lead in America,” Oz told Guthrie. “And we have over the last generation been able to reduce by 90 percent the amount of lead that our kids are exposed to and that is found in their blood.  As a doctor it makes me much more confident that we can do the same thing for arsenic.”
Linda Carroll is a regular contributor to msnbc.com and TODAY.com. She is co-author of the new book "The Concussion Crisis: Anatomy of a Silent Epidemic”
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Debate Grows Over Arsenic in Apple Juice


The harm caused by ingesting arsenic from water, juice or other foods depends on how much and what type of arsenic is consumed. Inorganic arsenic is generally considered the most toxic form and researchers at the University of Arizona found that inorganic was the predominant form of arsenic in the apple juices they tested. Arsenic (all kinds) also was one of the contaminants Consumer Reports found when we tested 15 protein drinks. All had at least one sample containing one or more of the following contaminants: arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury.There is no standard for arsenic in either protein drinks or juices.




As part of our continuing series of stories about contamination of food and consumer products with lead, cadmium and other heavy metals, we are currently investigating the risks posed by dietary exposures to arsenic and will be bringing you more information soon on this problem. and what you can do to reduce your risks of exposure.
—Andrea Rock


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Arsenic

CAS ID #: 7440-38-2

Affected Organ Systems: Dermal (Skin), Gastrointestinal (Digestive), Hepatic (Liver), Neurological (Nervous System), Respiratory (From the Nose to the Lungs) 

Cancer Effects: Known to be a Human Carcinogen 

Chemical Classification: Inorganic substances 
Summary: Arsenic is a naturally occurring element widely distributed in the earth's crust. In the environment, arsenic is combined with oxygen, chlorine, and sulfur to form inorganic arsenic compounds. Arsenic in animals and plants combines with carbon and hydrogen to form organic arsenic compounds. Inorganic arsenic compounds are mainly used to preserve wood. Copper chromated arsenic (CCA) is used to make "pressure-treated" lumber. CCA is no longer used in the U.S. for residential uses; it is still used in industrial applications. Organic arsenic compounds are used as pesticides, primarily on cotton plants.Debate Grows over Arsenic in Apple Juice

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