Apple Juice from China Contains Arsenic

Sep 15, 2011 Published under China, Education/Raising Children, Health

Dr. Oz did extensive tests on apple juice and determined that about 60% of the apple juice found in US shelves comes from China and much of it is contaminated with arsenic. 

That China has terrible safety food standards does not surprise me. That good ol’ American apple juice boxes for little kids come from China does, and scares me.

As a general rule, any toy or food product that comes from China concerns me for their lax standards with lead, etc. and I try to avoid my kids from coming in contact with it. But it is hard given how extensive Chinese penetration is across all consumer goods.

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American apple juice is made from apple concentrate, 60% of which is imported from China. Other countries may use pesticides that contain arsenic, a heavy metal known to cause cancer. After testing dozens of samples from three different cities in America, Dr. Oz discovered that some of the nation’s best known brands of apple juice contain arsenic. In the spirit of full disclosure, below you’ll find all the test results, statements and information you need to keep your family safe.

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  1. Sondra said:

    I am very concerned about apple juice after reading this. I do not trust the FDA, especially after all the things that has happened within our food system over the years. Can you tell me what kinds of the apple jucie contain this arsenic?

  2. Anthony Fortier said:

    We have a 2 year old son that drinks apple juice often and we are concerned for his safety. He has been having some loose bowel movements lately and are unsure if this is potentially related. Thanks for your help.

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