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Arsenic levels in rice too low for short-term risk: FDA

Last Updated: Saturday, September 07, 2013, 11:59

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Friday that after testing 1,300 samples of rice and rice products, it has determined the amount of detectable arsenic is too low to cause immediate or short-term negative health effects.

Arsenic also causes lung damage

Last Updated: Monday, August 26, 2013, 17:42

A new study has revealed that exposure to low to moderate amounts of arsenic in drinking water can impair lung function.

High concentrations of arsenic in rice spark health concerns

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 10:35

A new study has shown that high levels of arsenic in rice is linked to high genetic damage in humans.

Arsenic exposure linked to diabetes

Last Updated: Monday, April 08, 2013, 19:12

For the first time scientists have established a link between arsenic exposure in youngsters and development of Type 2 diabetes.

Arsenic in drinking water damages lungs

Last Updated: Thursday, December 06, 2012, 13:15

Pregnant women who drink water with traces of arsenic may give birth to babies who have increased odds of respiratory infections, says a new study.

Arsenic exposure doubles stem cells’ cancer risk

Last Updated: Sunday, April 15, 2012, 16:55

Cells that are made cancerous by arsenic, send out signals that in turn make healthy stem cells become malignant, a new study has claimed.

Organic, baby foods high in arsenic content

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2012, 14:22

All those who swear by organic food or prefer baby food formulas are in for a rude shock - they may be high in arsenic content, known for toxicity and as a potential carcinogen.

`Rice products may be source of high arsenic levels`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 22:38

Significant levels of arsenic may be found in some prepared food products listing organic brown rice syrup as a sweetener and main ingredient.

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