22 Sep '12, 2pm

Arsenic In Your Rice? Isn’t That…Dangerous?

We are a nation of arsenic consumers. And I thought arsenic just featured in creepy fiction, like Roald Dahl’s wonderful story “The Landlady.” First it was apple juice , when Dr. Oz claimed tests commissioned by the show had found potentially unsafe levels of arsenic in certain U.S. apple juice brands. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) disagreed, but a Consumer Reports study indicated that ten percent of the samples of popular apple and grape juice brands tested came back positive for inorganic arsenic levels above the U.S. legal limit for safe drinking water. Since then, we’ve heard about arsenic in water , baby food , cereal bars and chicken . And now it’s rice. In a just-released report, Consumer Reports (CR) says it found significant levels of arsenic in a variety of US rice products, including organic rice baby cereal, rice breakfast cereals, brown rice, white ric...

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