Warning: There May Be Arsenic In Your Rice
Consumer Reports is warning Americans to limit how much rice they eat because of concerns over arsenic.
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According to a study, rice eaten just once a day can drive arsenic levels in the human body up 44 percent. The FDA is expected to announce it’s concerns about rice and arsenic and is in the process of studying the issue.
“We think that consumers ought to take steps to moderate their consumption,” said Urvashi Rangan, director of consumer safety and sustainability at Consumer Reports.
Consumer Reports tested many forms of rice for arsenic, from cereal for babies and adults, to brown and white whole grain, pasta and drinks.
More than 60 rice and rice products were tested overall, including name brands.