HEALTH NEWS -
Arsenic enters the beer through the filtration process, and Germany is not the only country to have this toxic heavy metal in beer.
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"Long-term exposure to arsenic from drinking-water and food can cause cancer and skin lesions. It has also been associated with developmental effects, cardiovascular disease, neurotoxicity and diabetes."http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs372/en/
Germans consume 107 liters of beer per capita a year, the second highest in the world after the Czechs with 132 liters. The United States is 12th with 78 liters, and Canada 23rd with 68.