Juice has unsafe levels of lead and arsenic – Consumer Report

Consumer Reports tested 45 popular fruit juices and discovered half had excessive levels of arsenic, cadmium and lead. This is regarding, as some of these juices are marketed towards kids, who, as research present, are repeatedly consuming juice.

In reality, CR survey of 3,0002 mother and father discovered that over 80 p.c of mother and father of kids age 3 and youthful give their children juice . CR additionally discovered that 74 p.c of their children drank juice as soon as a day, or extra.

When uncovered always to steel, individuals can develop dangers for “lowered IQ, behavioral issues (comparable to consideration deficit hyperactivity dysfunction), type 2 diabetes , and most cancers, amongst different well being points.”

“Five of the juices we tested pose a risk to adults at 4 or more ounces per day, and five others pose a risk at 8 or more ounces,” mentioned James Dickerson, Ph.D., CR’s chief scientific officer.

While metals are harmful to kids, that does not imply they do not hurt adults.

In adults, repeated publicity to heavy metals can could improve the danger of sure cancers, and may finally trigger cognitive and reproductive issues.

How did the metals get within the juice?

According to the Food and Drug administration , metals are discovered within the setting and taken up by vegetation as they mature. Particularly, in air, water and soil. The FDA takes steps to cut back dangers by metals we eat, notably for kids, who’re extra vulnerable to unfavourable neurological and developmental results.

What juices ought to I restrict or keep away from altogether? 
(CREDIT: CONSUMER REPORTS)

Potential danger at 1 cup (eight OZ) + a day:

  • Gerber White Grape Juice
  • Gold Emblem (CVS) 100% Apple Juice
  • Gold Emblem (CVS) 100% Grape Juice
  • Great Value (Walmart) 100% Juice, AppleRisk to kids
  • Great Value (Walmart) 100% Juice, Cranberry Grape
  • Juicy Juice 100% Juice, White Grape
  • R.W. Knudsen Organic Pear 100% Juice
  • Trader Joe’s Organic Apple Juice
  • Trader Joe’s Organic Apple Grape Juice
  • 365 Everyday Value (Whole Foods) Organic 100% Juice, Concord Grape
  • 365 Everyday Value (Whole Foods) Organic 100% Juice, Grape Cranberry

Potential danger at half of Cup (four OZ) + a day:

  • Great Value (Walmart) 100% Juice, Cranberry Grape
  • R.W. Knudsen Organic Just Concord Grape Juice
  • Trader Joe’s Fresh Pressed Apple Juice, 100% Juice
  • Welch’s 100% Juice with Antioxidant Superberry
  • Welch’s 100% Grape Juice, Concord Grape
  • Welch’s 100% Grape Juice, White Grape
  • 365 Everyday Value (Whole Foods) Organic 100% Juice, Concord Grape

Juice Boxes/Pouches- Potential Risk at multiple a day :

  • Juicy Juice 100% Juice, Fruit Punch
  • Minute Maid 100% Apple Juice
  • Minute Maid 100% Juice, Fruit Punch
  • Mott’s 100% Juice, Apple White Grape
  • Trader Joe’s Joe’s Kids Apple Juice

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