“Organic rice baby cereal, rice breakfast cereals, brown rice, white ricenew tests by Consumer Reports have found that those and other types of rice products on grocery shelves contain arsenic, many at worrisome levels… Though rice isnt the only dietary source of arsenicsome vegetables, fruits, and even water can harbor itthe Environmental Protection Agency assumes there is actually no safe level of exposure to inorganic arsenic. No federal limit exists for arsenic in most foods, but the standard for drinking water is 10 parts per billion (ppb). Keep in mind: That level is twice the 5 ppb that the EPA originally proposed and that New Jersey actually established. Using the 5-ppb standard in our study, we found that a single serving of some rices could give an average adult almost one and a half times the inorganic arsenic he or she would get from a whole days consumption of water, about 1 liter.”
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