01 Dec '11, 11am

Is there too much arsenic in apple juice?

WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is considering lowering its standards for the levels of arsenic allowed in apple juice after consumer groups pushed the agency to crack down on the contaminant. Studies show that apple juice has generally low levels of arsenic, and the government says it is safe to drink. But consumer advocates say the FDA is allowing too much of the chemical - which is sometimes natural, sometimes man made - into apple juices favoured by thirsty kids. There is little consensus on whether these low levels could eventually be harmful, especially to children. Mr Michael Taylor, FDA's deputy commissioner for foods, said yesterday that the agency has already stepped up testing and research on arsenic in apple and other juices and is seriously considering lowering the FDA's so-called "level of concern" for the contaminant. "We continue to thin...

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