Liquid Poison

Written by Erin Rush, ESLLC 2016-2017

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Are you an avid juice drinker? Are your kids? Do I have some information for you! Juice has arsenic in it. Yes, that’s right: Arsenic. But not all juices my friend. You can go back to your juice drinking in no time, and here’s how…

Juices made from concentrate have arsenic in them. Due to tests I did on many types and brands of juice, I found that juices made from concentrate indeed have different levels of arsenic depending on where the concentrate came from.

I first hypothesized that organic juices would not have arsenic and non-organic juices would; however, this was not the truth after many tests.

“Arsenic is naturally present at high levels in the groundwater of a number of countries. It is highly toxic in its inorganic form” (WHO).

Many concentrates come from other countries and are shipped to the US to be made into juices. Grapes mostly come from Argentina, and apples mostly come from China. There is concern with this because after the concentrates are made back into juices, they test positive for arsenic. Arsenic is toxic to the human body and should not be drunk; however, it is still being sold in many stores all around the US.

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