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Brian Kabateck, lead attorney, said the levels were originally found in tests done by the head of the Denver-based lab BeverageGrades.
‘He decided to test 1,306 bottles of wine representing more than 75 percent of the wine consumed in the U.S.’ Kabateck said. ‘Out of those he found 83 that had excessive arsenic levels.’
Full article here: metro.co.uk...
edit on 22-3-2015 by AlmostRosey because: (no reason given)
The most significant source of arsenic in most people's diets is drinking water. The new study is the first to take into account the levels of arsenic in the participants' household water when looking at the amount of arsenic coming from foods.
The results suggest that diet can be an important source of people's arsenic exposure over the long term, regardless of arsenic concentrations in their drinking water, the researchers said.
The element arsenic occurs naturally in the environment. Long-term exposure to arsenic, even at low levels, has been linked to increased risks of bladder, lung and skin cancer, as well as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limits the arsenic in drinking water to 10 micrograms per litter for drinking water, but there are few limits set for food.
Long term exposure to low doses of arsenic may change the way cells communicate, and reduce their ability to function, according to researchers at Dartmouth University. It could play a role in the development of diabetes, cancer, vascular disease and lung disease.
originally posted by: autopat51
i cant remember...
is arsenic the one that can stay in your system and slowly build up over time?
you can be killed by arsenic over a period of time?
originally posted by: gmoneystunt
a reply to: AlmostRosey
Mainstream media falls for California wine arsenic HOAX story: wine industry victimized by scientifically illiterate reporting