Dr. Oz Facing Firestorm Over Report on Arsenic in Apple Juice
TV’s Dr. Oz has gone public with what he calls “the most shocking investigation his show has ever done.” Revealing what he says are dangerous levels of arsenic found in some popular brands of apple juice, and warning parents to beware. Now, Dr. Oz is public enemy number one with the juice industry and the FDA. The Feds are calling his investigation “irresponsible” and “misleading.”
Could he face some legal repercussions for his report?
Defense attorney Mark Eiglarsh says he doesn’t believe there will be a successful lawsuit, but some people may threaten to sue him. The reason he says Dr. Oz will prevail in court is because of the First Amendment. Kimberly Guilfoyle, host of The Five, takes issue with the fact that Dr. Oz did the testing in an irresponsible and unreliable fashion, for example combining the sum total of arsenic from organic and inorganic apple juice. Guilfoyle states that what consumers need to know is that there are two kinds of arsenic and that the organic arsenic is harmless.
Dr. Manny Alvarez of the Fox News Medical A Team says that Dr. Oz’s findings bring to light the greater issue of food safety. He notes that if the total concentration, which is a combination of organic and inorganic, has any levels of arsenic, one has to wonder how much is safe for consumption. Regardless of the fact that Dr. Oz did not follow FDA guidelines for testing, Alvarez argues that the FDA should take the doctor’s findings and re-assess their own.
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