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Poison in the garden

Maybe you did not catch the recent Dr. Oz program concerning Arsenic and Apple juice.  Dr. Oz had come under a good deal of criticism in bringing this issue to his popular television show.  Below are his findings.

What can you do?

  1. Buy local, organic apples
  2. Make your grocer aware that you are not going to buy apple juice made from apples imported from countries that do not have the same stringent food safety laws that we have here in the US.

 

What is Arsenic?  Arsenic is a heavy metal.  It lodges in human tissue and causes nervous disorders, damage to gastrointestinal processes, cardiovascular dysfunction, and kidney disease.   Just how much of this poison are you willing to ingest?  How much are you willing to give your children?

http://www.diagnose-me.com/cond/C15891.html

 

From http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/dr-oz-investigates-arsenic-apple-juice

 

The EPA has a limit on arsenic in drinking water – the level allowed is 10 parts per billion. Currently, there is no limit on arsenic in apple juice. The Dr. Oz Show tested three dozen samples from five different brands of apple juice across three different American cities, and compared the levels of arsenic to the standard for water.

 

Of these, 10 samples came back higher than the arsenic limit allowed in drinking water.

 

Note: Lab results standard deviation is +/- 20%

 

Minute Maid Apple Juice

Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 2 parts per billion

Highest Sample for Arsenic: 3 parts per billion

 

Apple and Eve Apple Juice

Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 3 parts per billion

Highest Sample for Arsenic: 11 parts per billion

 

Mott’s

Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 4 parts per billion

Highest Sample for Arsenic: 16 parts per billion

 

Juicy Juice

Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 2 parts per billion

Highest Sample for Arsenic: 22 parts per billion

 

Gerber

Lowest Sample for Arsenic: 3 parts per billion

Highest Sample for Arsenic: 36 parts per billion

 

 

Choose wisely.

 

Until next time,

 

Polly

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