In Brief: Consumer Reports cites Whole Foods for arsenic-laced bottled spring water

According to Consumer Reports, tests of Starkey Spring Water showed arsenic levels ranging from 9.49 to 9.56 parts per billion. The bottled water is manufactured by Whole Foods and sold in its U.S. stores.

The water contains potentially harmful levels of arsenic — at least three times that of every other brand tested and just shy of the federal cap, according to Consumer Reports.

The Food and Drug Administration issued a statement after the report was released stating, “Based on the CR test results for arsenic, the three Starkey Spring Water products are in compliance with the FDA’s allowable level of arsenic under the quality standard regulations for bottled water.”

Read more in this report from The Washington Post.

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