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Fruit juice cancer warning as scientists find harmful chemical in 16 drinks

Posted By admin On March 1, 2010 @ 5:13 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

UK Daily Mail [1]
March 1, 2010

Fruit juices drunk by millions of children each day could contain a harmful chemical linked to cancer, scientists have warned.

Researchers have found high levels of antimony – which can be lethal in large doses – in many popular brands.

Scientists from the University of Copenhagen found that bottles of fruit juice and squash contained up to 2.5 times more of the substance as is deemed ‘safe’ in tap water, under EU guidelines.

In some cases the levels of antimony were ten times higher.

The scientists believe that the chemical is leaching its way into the fruit juice from the plastic bottles which hold it.

Previous research found traces of the chemical in bottled mineral water which experts believed was leaching in from the plastic container.

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