What’s in Your Juice?
NPR reported yesterday about a study by Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) of lead (that’s right, lead) in juices and packaged fruits marketed for kids. The group purchased single serving packages of juice and fruits and sent them to an EPA-certified laboratory for testing. According to NPR, the group discovered that “[m]any individual servings of apple juice, grape juice, packaged peaches and pears and fruit cocktail . . . contained lead above the daily limit for young kids” set by the federal Food and Drug Administration. The good news is that at least some of the tested products did not exceed the federal level or the California state level for notification under Proposition 65. ELF has posted a list of the products tested, identifying those with elevated lead levels.