Kids who love their apple juice can guzzle to their hearts’ content now that the federal government has put a lid on arsenic levels in the popular fruit drink.
The Food and Drug Administration has lowered its cap on how much arsenic can appear in apple juice after a year of public pressure from worried parents and consumer groups who feared the contaminant’s effect on children.
Apple juice is second only to orange juice in popularity nationwide, leaving many worried that kids were ingesting too much of the cancer-causing agent with their favorite fruity libation.
Various studies have shown that apple juice contains low levels of arsenic, a known carcinogen. Arsenic occurs naturally in dirt and has also been found in water and is used in pesticides.