03 Mar '12, 7am

Study Finds Arsenic in Baby Formula And Cereal Bars | Care2 Causes

Study Finds Arsenic in Baby Formula And Cereal Bars | Care2 Causes

Researchers at Dartmouth University have found startlingly high levels of arsenic in brown rice and brown rice syrup-based products such as organic baby formula and cereal bars. The researchers tested 17 infant formulas, 29 cereal bars and 3 energy shots and reported their findings in Environmental Health Perspectives , a journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. The Dartmouth study comes just months after Care2′s Jaelithe Judy reported that independent product safety tests showed the level of arsenic in a sample of Mott’s brand apple juice to be more than five times the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s legal limit for safe drinking water. Brown rice syrup has become an increasingly popular replacement for hugh fructose corn syrup, and along with other products such as brown rice flour, it’s been a godsend for people on gluten-free...

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