Testing that was commissioned by the Center for Environmental Health recently found high levels of arsenic in Starkey bottled water, according to Fox Business News. Starkey water is owned by Whole Foods and stands alongside the Keurig Dr. Pepper water known as Penafiel — which also contains high levels of arsenic.
“Under California’s consumer protection law Proposition 65, arsenic is a metal that causes reproductive harm and cancer,” according to a press release from the CEH. The press release also stated that children would be harmed the most from drinking the waters because the chemical will affect their developing bodies. After the research revealed the high levels of arsenic, both Whole Foods and Keurig Dr. Pepper removed their products off the shelves. They also stated that they will provide full refunds to any consumer who might have purchased the products.