December 01, 2011
OK parents, time to listen up. In September the news began circulating that apple
juice might contain high levels of arsenic, which can cause cancer. Now a new study from Consumer Reports has also
found worrisome levels of arsenic in some juices. They are recommending you limit young children’s apple
juice intake to less than 6 ounces per day.
Isaac Kaplan-Woolner spoke with one of the
scientists involved in the study, Dr. Michael Hansen.
Dr. Hansen said there is
little concern that adults might be harmed by arsenic in apple juice, because they are proportionally so much
larger than young children and would have to drink a massive amount.
new study by consumer reports found arnesic, sometimes high levels of the carcinogen, in apple juice. Consumer
Reports, who conducted the latest study, recommends cutting down your child’s consumption of apple juice.
But what does the apple industry think of these studies? Is there concern that this will
scare people away not only from juice, but from apples in general? Dan Kelly, Assistant Manager of Washington
Growers Clearinghouse Association called the study a scare tactic and sais the results are overblown.