Friday, August 28, 2009
Bentonite Clay Health Beverages May Contain Arsenic
This article is a little disturbing. Apparently beverages that are sold with the purpose to detoxify the system have tested positive for arsenic.
Arsenic is a class one carcinogen, which means there is no safe level. Since all the beverages the UK Food Standards Agency tested were positive for arsenic I plan to avoid these. If you have purchased anything like this the abstract outlines the beverages that were tested.
On a related note I had been considering buying bentonite clay to make a homemade facial mask until I read this article. While I don’t think the risk is high, since we are capable of absorbing things through our skin, I don’t plan on using any facial products with bentonite clay to be cautious.