Apple Juice Arsenic Limits Set by FDA

Dr. Richard Besser discusses new regulations set on the juice popular with kids.
1:16 | 07/12/13

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breaking news overnight on the federal guidelines of the amount of arsenic in apple juice. A worrisome issue for so many parents out there. The fda trying to ease some of the fears. And dr. Richard besser has been following this one for us. Is there too much arsenic in the apple juice the kids are drinking? Thankfully, the answer is no. But apple juice just got safer. About two years ago, dr. Oz and "consumer reports" raised issues about arsenic in apple juice. This led fda to do testing. And for the first time, set limits for arsenic in app juice. I spoke to dr. Oz last night. He's thrilled the changes came about. You talked about the limits. What are they? And why is there arsenic in apple juice at all? Arsenic is a mineral in our environment. In our soil, our water, our air. They set the limit of ten parts per billion, which is what what's allowed in drinking water. That's a safe level. Are they going to keep testing? How do we know that the limit is kept? I talked to the head of the fda. They're going to do additional testing. What they look for industry will set this as their standard. They'll do their own testing. And fda will come behind that to make sure they're following up. Great news for parents out there this morning. Now, to the teenagers who

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