Warning: Poisonous Chemical Found in Water Bottles Sold at Target, Walmart

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June 21, 2019Jun 21, 2019

If you mainly drink bottled water, then you might want to think twice. According to USA Today, high levels of a potentially poisonous chemical have been found in certain brands of bottled water sold.

The water, which was sold at Target, Walmart, and Whole Foods stores, had a dangerously high level of arsenic. The tests were conducted by the California Center for Environmental Health found high levels of arsenic.

The water tested was Penafiel, owned by Keurig Dr. Pepper, and Starkey, owned by Whole Foods. Back in April, an article in Consumer Reports said the Food and Drug Administration had known about the high arsenic levels in Penafiel since at least 2013.

As of May 3, the FDA had still not issued a recall for the product. On June 18, the Center for Environmental Health announced its independent testing found high levels of arsenic.

Arsenic is a dangerous chemical. In some cases, it can cause cancer and organ damage.

So far, the water has not been recalled. However, there is a good reason to limit your exposure to the chemical.

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