Your Beer Probably Contains Arsenic


Beer won’t kill you, but the poisonous chemicals that come from the commonly used brew filtering process just might. NPR reports that German researchers recently found traces of arsenic in “hundreds of samples of beer, some at levels more than twice that allowed in drinking water.”

Turns out that a clear beer is a dangerous one–the method of removing all sediment from a brew can also cause an arsenic build-up. Wine drinkers should also take note: Similar findings were also reported in vino. Cloudy forecasts just got a lot more appealing. [NPR]