Eating rice once a day can increase arsenic levels in the body by at least 44%, according to a new study from Consumer Reports.
The study surveyed more than 60 different rice products ranging from infant cereals to rice pasta and rice drinks and found “worrisome” levels of inorganic arsenic in most of the products. Others suggest, however, the levels are not cause for concern.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, inorganic arsenic has been linked to liver, bladder, and lung cancer.
Urvashi Rangan, Consumer Reports lead scientist on the study, said the study isn’t meant to scare people from eating rice, rather “our investigation of arsenic in rice is supposed to inform consumers.”
Rangan said, “We wanted to help consumers at least be able to take action for themselves in terms of moderating themselves. We asked the government to set standards.”
Read - Report: 'Worrisome' levels of arsenic in rice
Dropping off like rats. After all they are what they eat. Lol;)
Yeah, Asians all over the world are dying from eating rice. Uh huh, they're just dropping like flies ...
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not too worried, if it was that dangerous, why isnt everyone in china collapsing by now
Arsenic in my rice??
I'm much more concerned with the ricenic in my a r s e!!!
but it is organic arsenic...
Yeah but a 44% increase may still be so miniscule that it doesn't matter. Still scary though. I wonder if rinsing the rice helps or if its imbedded in the grain itself.
So why aren't they doing something about it ?
Such as finding a way to REMOVE the arsenic from the rice before releasing it out into the public or better yet, growing new arsenic-free rice and removing all the tainted rice on the shelves.
But that would take effort, and freedom... I mean money.
Yes, clearly everyone should panic despite that there is something to be concerned about.
Gahhh! Sarcasm works so much better when you don't omit key phrases. That was supposed to be: "Yes, clearly everyone should panic despite that there's not enough information in the article to judge whether there is something to be concerned about."
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