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LOS ANGELES -- The Food and Drug Administration re-issued a
warning to consumers not to drink several brands of Jermuk mineral
water the agency says may expose humans to arsenic, a toxic substance
known to cause cancer.
According to agency officials, there is little chance someone
would become seriously ill after drinking the water over a short
period of time.
"However, it is likely the person would experience nausea,
abdominal pain and possibly vomiting, which are indicators of arsenic
toxicity," the agency said in a statement.
Jermuk water is imported from Armenia and distributed under
different brand labels in California. Five brands have been recalled
since March 7. No illnesses have been reported.
The latest recall, which was initiated on March 16 by the
product's distributor, Andreas Andreasyan DBA Arnaz & Nelli Co.
of North Hollywood, is for Jermuk Natural Mineral Water Fortified
with Gas from the Spring.
The following brands of the water were recalled on March 7,
according to the FDA:
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