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Arsenic in Rice? Yes, Especially Brown Rice

Posted on 09/20/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt 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 …