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News: High levels of arsenic found in water bottles sold at Whole Foods, Target & Walmart (Update: Customer Refund for Penafiel)


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From https://abc7news.com/health/bottled-water-showing-high-levels-of-arsenic-sold-at-major-retailers/5358671/

“Penafiel is owned by Keurig Dr Pepper, and is sold at Target and Walmart, along with vendors. Starkey water is owned by and sold at Whole Foods.

The study corroborates consumer reporters' findings, which were released earlier this year. Consumer Reports found that Penafiel water and Strakey water contained nearly double the federal limit of arsenic.

The chemical can cause reproductive harm, cancer, organ damage and hormone disruption.

FDA has not yet recalled either brand.”

Edited by Arcadia
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Lots of water around the world has high arsenic levels. Where we live you can't drink the tap water as it is too high. We get large bottles of water to drink (comes out to around 6.5 gallons).

Wonder if the bottled water is any better here...... 


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From Keurig Dr Pepper http://news.keurigdrpepper.com/2019-06-21-Keurig-Dr-Pepper-Announces-Voluntary-Withdrawal-of-Unflavored-Penafiel-Mineral-Spring-Water-that-Does-Not-Meet-FDA-Bottled-Water-Quality-Standards

“BURLINGTON, Mass. and PLANO, Texas, June 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Keurig Dr Pepper today announced it will voluntarily withdraw Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products, imported from Mexico, due to the presence of violative levels of arsenic. Arsenic when present in the diet at very high levels, well above those detected in recent samples of Peñafiel, is associated with numerous chronic diseases.  Water quality tests of Peñafiel samples conducted by an independent laboratory on behalf of Keurig Dr Pepper detected arsenic at levels that exceeded the FDA's bottled water standards for mineral water of 10 ppb.    

All unflavored Peñafiel mineral spring water products including 600mL and 1.5L of all date codes are included in this voluntary withdrawal.  The product is packaged in PET bottle formats.  Consumers who have this product in their possession can return it to their retailer for a full refund.”

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