Arsenic has long been recognized as a poison and a contaminant in drinking water, but now concerns are growing about arsenic in foods, especially in fruit juices that are a mainstay for children.
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- Arsenic in Our Chicken? Source: The New York Times (Wednesday April 4, 2012)
- Consumer Reports finds alarming levels of arsenic in apple and grape juices Source: Washington Post (Wednesday November 30, 2011)
- Why we raised an alarm on apple juice Source: Chicago Tribune (Wednesday September 21, 2011)
- Testing Finds Arsenic in Apple Juice Source: Food and Water Watch (Thursday July 21, 2011)
- Pfizer Suspends Sales of Chicken Drug With Arsenic Source: New York Times (Wednesday June 8, 2011)
After a government study found trace amounts of this poisonous carcinogen in chickens, its maker will suspend its sales.