Tell the FDA: Set arsenic limits in fruit juice to protect kids
  • Petitioned Margaret Hamburg

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Commissioner, Food and Drug Administration
Margaret Hamburg

Tell the FDA: Set arsenic limits in fruit juice to protect kids

    1. Sponsored by

      Consumers Union of United States

Arsenic and lead consumption can result in serious health problems, yet shockingly there is no limit on the amount of these chemicals in juice drinks. 

These drinks are a favorite among America’s children, which is why we need to limit these chemicals in juice, just like we limit them in drinking water.

A new investigation by Consumer Reports found that roughly 10 percent of the apple and grape juice we sampled had arsenic levels exceeding federal drinking water standards. And one in four had lead levels higher than the bottled water limit.

It’s time the Food and Drug Administration sets a limit for arsenic and lead in fruit juices. Tell the Commissioner to act now, and start protecting America’s kids from these harmful chemicals.

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    • nicole sacramento SAN LEANDRO, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I have young kids who love apple juice

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    • Michael Strugala LIVONIA, MI
      • over 2 years ago

      There shouldn't be any arsenic, PERIOD, in drinks let alone children's drinks!

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    • Leilani Battle CAMBRIDGE, MA
      • over 2 years ago

      This is absolutely unacceptable! The FDA is clearly not in the business of protecting our children when it lets companies sell poison masquerading as fruit juice. Make these companies reduce the levels of harmful chemicals in fruit juice down to at MOST drinking water levels!

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    • Doreen Pierce DOVER, DE
      • over 2 years ago

      I have nieces,nephews,grand-daughters and grandson who drink juice all of the time,because we thought it was good for them-How dare you do this to our children-first you put flouride in our water,toothpaste and food we eat to keep us docile(excuse my spelling)to keep us under control(watch You Tube about it)This is really really sad to hear.Parents are so unaware-with their heads in the sand-acting like if the government says it's a good thing-then it's good for their children-WRONG!!!WAKE UP PEOPLE!!!do research-pay attention-you wouldn't want someone to steal your child and they aren't! They are stealing their minds!!!

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    • Gloria de Jesus CHULA VISTA, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am not drinking any juice until I know how much arsenic is in it.

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