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Study: High arsenic levels found in rice

A study released by Consumer Reports magazine said eating rice once a day can drive arsenic levels in the human body up by 44 percent and taking in a second portion could lead to a 70 percent increase.

“Our goal in this story is really not to alarm people,” said Urvashi Rangan of Consumer Reports. “Our goal is to inform people about this problem.

Consumer Reports tested 200 rice products, including everything from cereals to drinks, finding arsenic in all of them.

It wants parents of young children, especially babies, to pay special attention to the number of rice products they give them.

 

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