Arsenic is in rice?

20 Sep

Rice is one of my all time favourite and I was concerned when I read and heard on the TV news that low levels of arsenic is in rice. Even thought our governments think that the low levels do not pose a serious risk to our health, scientists are not so sure.  According to the scientists, arsenic is a carcinogen and has been known to contribute to skin and lung cancer.  I think I might err on the side of caution and vary my rice eating habit to a couple of times a week instead of every day.  The problem is arsenic is a naturally occurring substance in our soil but scientists believe that pesticides used by farmers may have something to do or to add to what is already there. Knowledge is power.

http://healthland.time.com/2012/09/19/arsenic-in-rice-consumer-groups-urge-fda-to-set-standards/

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