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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Arsenic in Apple Juice

Apple Juice and an AppleArsenic is present in the environment as a naturally occurring substance or as a result of contamination from human activity. It is found in water, air, soil and foods. In foods, arsenic may be present as inorganic arsenic (the most toxic form of arsenic) or organic arsenic. FDA has been monitoring the levels of arsenic in foods for decades, and in 2011, increased its testing. The latest results confirmed that the amount of arsenic in apple juice is low. The agency has studied consumption levels among children and adults, and completed a scientific assessment. Based on this work, FDA is confident in the overall safety of apple juice for children and adults.

July 12, 2013