A class action lawsuit has been filed in California Superior Court, accusing some of the country’s best selling wines of having dangerous levels of arsenic.
A lab tested more than 1,300 bottles of wines for arsenic levels. It found of those, 83 turned up levels of arsenic up to five times the amount the EPA approves for water. Two more labs did their own tests and got the same results.
The lawsuit was filed Thursday and accuses winemakers of not warning people about the danger.
Nearly all the wines in the lawsuit sell for under $10, and it was mostly the white or blush varieties that had the higher arsenic levels.
Below is a list of the wines mentioned in the lawsuit:
- Menage a Trois
- Sutter Home
- Wine Cube
- Charles Shaw
- Glen Ellen
Lawyers say those wines are all produced in California and make up a large portion of the wine industry.