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Arsenic in fruit juice?

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

You might want to think twice next time you go to the grocery store to buy fruit juice.

A study done by Consumer Reports, says researchers found arsenic levels higher than the standards for drinking water in 10% of the samples tested.

But the FDA says it isn't something to necessarily worry about. They say the arsenic found in the fruit juices is organic, and essentially harmless, versus inorganic which can lead to lung and bladder cancer. 

There are usually small amounts of arsenic in drinking water, it's the large amounts over a long period of time that can be dangerous.

Lori Clippard runs a day care at her home in Cape Girardeau. She says she serves juice to the kids daily, but with this latest information, she says she won't serve it to them anymore.

"I have a lot of children that love juice," said Clippard. "We don't serve a lot of it, but they do get a few ounces a day."

Kendra is a first time mother, and she too says she will take fruit juices away from her six-month-old, until she has more information.

"I don't want to poison my kid, because I love him and I don't want him to die or get sick or anything," said Kendra.

"[I'm] fearful," said Clippard. "Juice is something I serve everyday. So obviously if this is a question, then I won't be serving juices anymore until there's more thorough investigation done."

Clippard says she thinks the store owners should pull the juices off store shelves until there is a further investigation.

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