Benzene in Carrot Juice

Benzene in Carrot Juice
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Which beverages have been found to have benzene levels exceeding safety standards?

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Speaking of toxic chemicals, last year we learned that some soft drinks have benzene in them. Well, this year, another beverage was found to have benzene levels exceeding safety standards.

Which one was it? Apple juice, beer, carrot juice, coffee, red wine, or white? It was the carrot juice. There are some natural components in carrot juice that are turned to benzene when you heat it. Now, fresh carrot juice has no benzene; nor do carrots themselves.

The safety limit for benzene in drinking water is one microgram. Pasteurized carrot juice has that one microgram, and bottled, twice that. Now drinking water standards are made to be conservative, because they assume we’re drinking cups a day. But better to just eat carrots, or juice our own.

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Below is an approximation of this video’s audio content. To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video.

Speaking of toxic chemicals, last year we learned that some soft drinks have benzene in them. Well, this year, another beverage was found to have benzene levels exceeding safety standards.

Which one was it? Apple juice, beer, carrot juice, coffee, red wine, or white? It was the carrot juice. There are some natural components in carrot juice that are turned to benzene when you heat it. Now, fresh carrot juice has no benzene; nor do carrots themselves.

The safety limit for benzene in drinking water is one microgram. Pasteurized carrot juice has that one microgram, and bottled, twice that. Now drinking water standards are made to be conservative, because they assume we’re drinking cups a day. But better to just eat carrots, or juice our own.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Image thanks to Joshua Hunter via flickr

Nota del Doctor

Check out these videos for more on exposure to toxic chemicals:
Food Sources of Flame-Retardant Chemicals
CDC Report on Environmental Chemical Exposure

And check out my other videos on beverages

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