FDA Proposes Arsenic Limit in Apple Juice

But what about those of us who enjoy it?


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, after decades of consideration, has proposed limiting the amount of inorganic arsenic in apple juice to the level of the potential cancer-causing chemical allowed in U.S. drinking water.

Although the vast majority of apple juice that has been tested by the FDA over the years has contained low levels of inorganic arsenic that were considered safe, the FDA has been wrestling whether to set limits because of the cancer risk.