Heavy Met­als

Consumer Voice - - Mixed Fruit Juices And Drinks -

We tested the brands for any trace of lead and ar­senic. Lead, a cu­mu­la­tive poi­son, en­ters the prod­uct ei­ther through the soil or dur­ing pro­duc­tion. It ac­cu­mu­lates in the body and causes ir­re­versible dam­age to the brain, nerve cells, red blood cells and the kid­neys. In­ges­tion of a large amount of ar­senic can lead to gas­troin­testi­nal symp­toms such as se­vere vom­it­ing, high blood pres­sure, heart at­tack, etc. • Both lead and ar­senic were be­low de­tec­tion lim­its (0.4 mg/litre for lead and 0.02 mg/litre for ar­senic). An­other

heavy me­tal, chromium, was also be­low de­tec­tion limit.

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