Report: lead in popular children's fruit juice brands

The Bay Area-based Environmental Law Foundation found amounts of lead in bottled juice, juice boxes and packaged fruit exceeding federal limits for young children. Of course, none of this would be a problem if we nourished our kids with distilled water, rain water, or pure grain alcohol like God intended.

Anyway, snip from NPR report:

sco.jpg The products tested range from nationally recognized brands to more niche market favorites, but the results were troubling across the board. A single serving of Raley's private-labeled premium apple juice, Santa Cruz Organic Concord Grape Juice and Dole Pear Halves each contain levels of lead beyond what federal regulators consider safe.

(...) The FDA would not comment on the foundation's findings, though a spokesman confirmed that the federal limits for lead were last updated nearly two decades ago. In the meantime, many scientists, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, now say that there is no safe level of exposure to lead.

Group Finds Lead In Kids' Drinks (NPR, via Heal The Bay)

Read the ELF's "Notice of Violation" (PDF Link) for more details on each of the brands tested. Background on the group's work to identify lead in children's food products here.