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(NBC News)   FDA sets new limits on arsenic in apple juice. In other news there's arsenic in apple juice. EVERYBODY PANIC   ( divider line 10
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2013-07-12 09:20:51 AM  
3 votes:
Apple seeds (and cherry, apricot and peach pits) contain arsenic.
2013-07-12 10:52:24 AM  
2 votes:

Gecko Gingrich: Apple seeds (and cherry, apricot and peach pits) contain arsenic.

Came here to say this,

By the way, I learned this fact as a kid from an episode of GI Joe.

/Knowing is half the battle.
2013-07-12 09:47:33 AM  
2 votes:
THis is the result of a Dr. Oz show ratings ploy.

Arsenic is naturally occurring substance found in water. air, food and soil. Link

But Oz and a bunch of mommy-bloggers whipped it up into a frenzy about evil apple juice companies injecting poison into their snowflake's zippy cups.
2013-07-12 11:42:28 AM  
1 votes:

10up: Naturally occurring arsenic isn't toxic. The only toxic arsenic is arsenic synthesized and process by humans for pesticides.

I'm sorry to call you out, but this is complete nonsense.  Arsenic sulfides are naturally occurring and are toxic as all hell.  They tend to poison entire water tables around mines and wells, which is how they end up in some foods like rice, for example.  Organic arsenic compounds (formed when the arsenic is processed by plants and animals before being ingested by humans) are less toxic because the As has a lower affinity for thiols, but are still harmful in large amounts.

Of course, since As passes through your body in a day or two, occasional intermediate doses probably won't hurt you.
2013-07-12 10:32:45 AM  
1 votes:

Cyanide naturally occurs in apple seeds. If you pick a shiny organic apple off of a organic tree on an organic farm and crush it in to apple juice using only the freshly washed feet of virgins it STILL HAS CYANIDE IN IT.

This is just a case of people fearing things don't understand and making their fears about their snowflakes everybody else's problem.
2013-07-12 10:26:02 AM  
1 votes:
the arsenic that is being discussed is synthetic arsenic used as a pesticide in the 18th and 19th century.  Being a heavy metal, arsenic sticks around for a few million years once you cover the ground in it for pest management, go figure...

Naturally occurring arsenic isn't toxic.  The only toxic arsenic is arsenic synthesized and process by humans for pesticides.

It's worse in brown rice from the south.
2013-07-12 09:56:12 AM  
1 votes:
So you think that any food with one atom of arsenic should not be eaten?
Sounds like a very effective weight loss plan. (For a short, unhealthy life of starvation.)
Better yet, eat only food with NO chemicals.
2013-07-12 09:54:43 AM  
1 votes:
They should just strain it through some Old Lace.
That will fix the problem.
2013-07-12 09:54:36 AM  
1 votes:
They are confusing arsenic and high fructose corn syrup in kids juices I think.
2013-07-12 09:52:19 AM  
1 votes:

Gecko Gingrich: Apple seeds (and cherry, apricot and peach pits) contain arsenic.

Ah, I was going to propose that 'Zero' would be a good limit.
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