Arsenic found in bottled water at major grocery stores

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA. (KRON/CNN Newsource) –Tests conducted by a California nonprofit found high levels of arsenic in two bottled water brands. 

The testing was carried out by the Center for Environmental Health. 

The group found that the two bottled water brands – Peñafiel and Starkey – contained higher arsenic levels than tap water. 

The levels of arsenic found in the water violate California state guidelines. 

These brands of water were sold at Target, Walmart and Whole Foods. 

The Centers for Disease Control recommend that consumers read the label of their water to see how it is has been processed and to locate the toll-free number or web address of the company that bottled the water. The company website or phone number on the bottle can be a source of more information.

According to the CDC,  the FDA regulates and sets standards for bottled water, and the bottled water industry must follow the FDA’s Current Good Manufacturing Practices for processing and bottling drinking water.

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