According to the FDA, consumers should avoid drinking Jermuk brand of mineral water. The latest warning comes several weeks after the FDA’s initial warning about the risk of arsenic in the mineral water. Arsenic is a poison and is known to cause cancer in humans. Since the FDA’s earlier warning, Andreas Andreasyan DBA Arnaz & Nelli Co., the distributor of Jermuk, has recalled several brands of the mineral water, including Jermuk Original Sparkling Natural Mineral Water Fortified With Natural Gas From The Spring; Jermuk 1951 Natural Mineral Water Jermuk Mayr Gortsaran; Jermuk Sodium Calcium Bicarbonate and Sulphate Mineral Water; and Jermuk Natural Mineral Water Sparkling. Some of these brands have other distributors listed including Zetlian Bakery, Inc. Some of the symptoms caused by ingestion of arsenic for a brief time are nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
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