You Should Know

January 2013 Issue

Alarm over Arsenic in Foods

If news of arsenic in everyday foods—like apple and grape juices and rice—has you alarmed, you are far from alone. Arsenic, a known toxin long regulated in our drinking water, has also been a constant in our food supply, including in fruits, vegetables, and a variety of domestic and imported foods. But, until recent investigations singled out specific foods with high levels, most of us were unaware an arsenic problem even existed.

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