“If you drink alcoholic beverages on occasion, wine could arguably be described as one of the “healthier” options. Red wine, in particular, is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, including resveratrol.
Unfortunately, researchers have uncovered a problem in wine that has recently plagued other foods like apple juice and rice – high, potentially dangerous, levels of arsenic.
Concerning Levels of Arsenic Detected in Popular Wines
A class-action lawsuit filed in California states that wine drinkers have become “unwitting ‘guinea pigs’ of arsenic exposure,”2 after tests showed levels up to four and five times the maximum amount the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) allows for drinking water.3“
Other headings include:
What Are the Health Risks of Inorganic Arsenic?
Food Is the Largest Source of Arsenic Exposure for Most People
Is US Rice Riskiest of All?
Arsenic Has Also Been Detected in Apple Juice
Beer and Drinking Water May Also Contain Arsenic
Arsenic Has Even Been Fed to Chickens
How to Protect Yourself and Your Family from Arsenic Exposure