According to WILX-News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, new testing from Consumer Reports has found high levels of heavy metals, like arsenic, lead and cadmium in nearly half of the juices it tested.

Too much exposure to toxic metals can cause behavioral problems, cancer and type 2 diabetes.

Consumer Reports tested 45 popular fruit juices, including Gerber, Great Value and Juicy Juice.  The juices are sold at retailers like Walmart, Target, Dollar General and CVS.

The report found 21 of those products contained enough of a single heavy metal or combination to reach a level experts say is concerning.

The American Academy of Pediatrics says drinks like water and milk are better alternatives than juice.  The Academy has more advice regarding how much juice children should drink per day.  Please click on the above link.

More From Club 93.7