Arsenic in Rice? Yes, Especially Brown Rice

It was dueling rice reports on Wednesday. First up, Consumer Reports announcing that an analysis of 200 samples of 60 rice products, including breakfast cereal and rice pasta, turned up “worrisome levels” of the inorganic form of arsenic, a toxin known to cause liver, lung, kidney and bladder cancer. The consumer group found that brown rice, in particular, had higher levels than white. Some of the highest levels of inorganic arsenic were found in brown rice sold by Whole Foods …

Jitters Over Juice: Arsenic Levels High In Some Apple, Grape Juices

Some of the apple or grape juice you keep on hand for the grandkids — or even yourself — may have elevated levels of arsenic,  a new study by Consumer Reports has found. Of 88 samples of various brands of  juice tested, nine had more arsenic than the government’s standard for drinking water, or 10 parts per billion (10 ppb). Apple juice brands that had at least one sample with more than 10 ppb of arsenic included Apple & Eve, …