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It's a drink millions of American parents give the kids each day and now the Food and Drug Administration reports it will be reexamining how much of the poison arsenic.
Should be legally allowed in app.
Apple -- it was the lead story on the big networks last night all be very afraid.
Of course arsenic.
They -- naturally present in the air we breathe the water we drink and the soil on which we walk.
It's also ingredient in pesticides.
And while the FDA -- for years that apple juice is indeed think to drink and it still does consumer advocacy advocacy groups claimed that may not be the case.
And that the standards should be tightened.
Trace Gallagher is live in Los Angeles what are the government standards Trace.
Right now shut the government says that apple -- -- have arsenic levels of 23 parts per billion that is a very small amount but keep in mind it is more than twice the level the government allows for drinking water you look at the numbers here for bottled water the government says they can have ten parts per billion of arsenic.
Now much of the apple juice that was tested in this study came -- at thirteen point nine.
Parts per billion and now consumer groups want that number drop down to the bottom there which is three parts per billion.
Doctor Mehmet Oz is one of those pushing to lower the arsenic level standards listen.
We just get it to a reason -- and -- hit a question for all the parents out there why would you buy.
Apple juice for your kids.
That might have more arsenic in it -- your tap water the wallet pay cash for that.
Doctor Oz says at the very least get the levels below the standards for drinking water which is again ten parts per billion yet no one -- suggesting that because of this kid should not drink apple -- No not even the consumer groups they're saying look apple juice and small amounts is find the big concern here is when you have kids drinking a lot of apple juice over a long period of time.
Many experts believe that kids under the age of six should drink no more -- -- about six ounces of apple juice today that's about the size of -- juice box but doctor Marc Siegel of the Fox News medical eighteen disagrees with doctor -- -- There's no risk whatsoever to drink.
Or to have apple -- -- grape juice with this amount of arsenic but arsenic in it nothing is gonna happen to you you I'm not gonna get sick from it.
So some say it's bad some say it's not the truth is they really have not been enough long term conclusive studies to say one way --
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