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Study: Organic Rice Syrup Linked to High-Arsenic Baby Formula

Dartmouth College researchers have found arsenic in commercially available organic brown rice syrups – and the products that contain them. The researchers found that an organic infant milk formula containing the syrup as a primary ingredient had total arsenic concentrations up to six times the EPA safe drinking water limit. The study , Arsenic, Organic Foods, and Brown Rice Syrup, published by the National Institute of Environmental Health’s Environmental Health Perspectives, said that infants and young children are especially vulnerable, since their dietary arsenic exposure from the products, per kilogram of body weight, is two to three times higher than that of adults. Dartmouth researchers point out that there are currently no U.S. regulations applicable to arsenic in food, and call for regulatory limits. They tested 17 infant formulas, 29 cereal bars and three energy s...

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