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It seems there are some people -- concerns about potentially dangerous levels of arsenic and lead in fruit juices some of which can cause cancer.
Officials at the Food and Drug Administration -- taking yet another look at their standards.
After researchers at consumer reports magazine say they found what they -- there's consider high amounts of arsenic and lead in a bunch of different juice brands.
According -- results of the study 10% -- -- samples can take levels of arsenic higher than the feds allow in water.
Researchers say this is a problem because a lot of kids drink a lot of fruit juice every day.
-- -- -- West Coast news hub sounds like this report caught some of the feds off guard.
-- and consumers are wondering showed why it is the feds would allow arsenic levels in fruit juice what Jesus said his drug mostly black kids to be higher -- it is in drinking water.
They're saying the feds -- drinking water to be ten.
Parts per billion that's the standard right.
But in -- they allow it to be some 23.
Parts per billion.
And this consumer report found apple juice as you see there at thirteen point nine parts really.
And they want it lowered all the way down to three parts per billion but doctors say just lowering the standards might not be enough let's.
I think the issue here is you know what what to what level are.
Juice companies complying with standards I don't personally believe that lowering it from 23 parts per billion down -- three parts per billion is gonna have much significance in terms of human health.
But I think that you know they have to set a standard and I think the standard.
May be should be a little bit lower.
By love the feds can seize any juice that exceeds that 23 parts per billion standard but they have never done so.
This is so what are parents supposed to do here besides add another thing to the list of things to worry about.
-- apple juice right now look even the consumer groups in this case that better pushing to have these levels and the standards low order saying.
They're not worried about small amounts of apple -- what they're big concern here is.
It's about kids who drink a lot of juice over a long period of time.
Sung at some experts think the kids under the age of six years old should not drink any more than one juice -- per day that's about six ounces but.
Doctor Mark Siegel says.
-- -- -- Look I am not concerned about this whatsoever.
That helped the acute health -- to zero I am much more concerned about the sugar and apple -- But I am concerned about the question about whether the FDA.
Or the EPA Environmental Protection Agency is aware of how much there isn't a particular -- And and whether they're putting the juice makers feet to the fire.
We should also point out they're not concerned about the natural arsenic they're concerned about the man made arsenic which of course comes in the form of pesticides.
Trace Gallagher live with a -- thanks you're the doctor said.
He's concerned his health concerns or -- zero.
No health concerns one part per hundred.
Would be 1% -- -- right one part per thousand would be a tenth of a percent one part per 101000.
Would be 1100 of a percent one part per.
Millions and now we're -- a billion.
Anyway let's bring in doctor Cathleen London she runs her own family practice is also assistant professor will Cornell medical college here in New York City which is very real respect -- and I thank you for.
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So arsenic -- over time and this kind of repeated exposure that you see from drinking juice causes lung cancer -- skin cancer bladder cancer.
Within 24 hours of ingesting arsenic it's an earlier tissues in pregnant women it crosses the -- on time goes into the fetus so this is something -- care children in particular.
Because they're smaller they're developing.
Those cancer risks are an unknown -- this repeat exposure is a problem.
And the difference between 23 parts per billion and three parts per billion according to the other doctor.
It's negligible I -- So my issue on that that -- I -- -- doctors say on net and there's other concerns with juice I have never been a fan of juice for children period how about -- about Coker diet doctor pepper on any possible.
Your children should be getting water and now if you have to give them something sweet give them chocolate milk then you know he did you eat them give them -- make a Sony throwing in a -- -- -- -- Make it a liquid that way but there is no nutritional value in -- and in so that they're getting empty calories.
Aren't there if they're doing diet soda they're taking -- calcium out of their own about during those three this -- fun.
It's small amount French Fries small out this French Fries and chicken nuggets and something from chick filet.
You know -- say that you know they -- -- -- gay couples and their announcement that is you know my children I've been there it's clear that the rest of that that was all over yesterday's -- -- -- that I miss it gets this chicken sandwiches are spectacular.
You know it in small amounts none of these things are an issue it's what's -- cumulative damage site you're dying and if your child is drinking juice every day.
I think my mom used to beat -- arsenic -- -- you know she -- -- but I think it was our it was arsenic simple answer is trying to give you a hint of where you were has seen its.
And they hit his pillow on.
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