Dr Oz: Arsenic Apple Juice Controversy
Dr Oz spent the last segment of his show today updating us on the Apple Juice Controversy that happened on his show a few weeks ago. Dr Oz told his fans that he had been contacted by lawyers from Nestle USA (Juicy Juice) and asked to give a “full and unequivocal retraction.”
Recap of Dr Oz’s findings from the previous show:
Dr Oz Apple Juice Findings:
Total arsenic: as low as 2 ppb; as high as 22 ppb
Maximum allowed in drinking water and bottled water is 10 ppb
Juicy Juice Findings:
Disputed Dr Oz findings with total arsenic as low as 3 ppb and as high as 7ppb
The Dr Oz Show had posted the results on the website the same day the show aired. The Dr Oz Show invited Nestle and other juice companies along with the Juice Product Association (JPA) to come on the show—they declined. Dr Oz has since gone to Washington, DC with JPA and some other juice companies and re-invited everyone to his follow up show in November.
On the previous show, Dr Oz stated that “we’re poisoning our own families.” Dr Oz said that he should have stated that, “We MAY be poisoning our families.” In any case, he stands by his findings and opinions. (Good for you, Dr Oz!) To be clear, he also said a single box of juice probably isn’t going to harm your child, his concern is chronic toxicity.
Dr Oz hopes to have a candid discussion with the juice companies on his follow up show in November. Make sure to come back to wellbuzz.com in November to read about what is said by both the companies and Doctor Oz!