Mmm, arsenic....

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Mmm, arsenic....

Postby kurt_w » Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:32 pm

Apparently, some California wines have excessively high levels of arsenic:

Yesterday, a class-action lawsuit was filed against 28 California wineries—including the creators of Trader Joes' Charles Shaw (a.k.a. "Two-Buck Chuck"), Sutter Home's, and Franzia, Beringer, and Cupcake—alleging that some varietals of their wines contain dangerously high levels of arsenic. According to the complaint, three independent laboratories tested the wines and found that some contained levels of arsenic "up to 500% or more than what is what is considered the maximum acceptable safe daily intake limit. Put differently, just a glass or two of these arsenic-contaminated wines a day over time could result in dangerous arsenic toxicity to the consumer."


Needless to say, the wine industry disputes this.

http://www.motherjones.com/blue-marble/ ... in-arsenic

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Re: Mmm, arsenic....

Postby gargantua » Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:33 pm

No worries, their business model makes no allowance for repeat business.

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Re: Mmm, arsenic....

Postby snoqueen » Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:16 pm

I thought they just started telling us rice was full of arsenic, too. What happened? Did somebody just start marketing an arsenic test kit?

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Re: Mmm, arsenic....

Postby Madsci » Sun Mar 29, 2015 10:49 am

Arsenic occurs naturally in some ground water. Some parts of S. Wisconsin have this problem. And I do believe new regulations now require testing for arsenic. At least that's what my well guy told me.


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