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Should I worry about arsenic in my rice?

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    Posted: 10 February 2017 at 02:50
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Interesting article for sure, but unless you are consuming vast amounts I'm not sure I'd be too worried. So many foods naturally contain arsenic or cyanide....apple seeds, green potatoes, brussel sprouts, almonds...the list is a long one.

Certainly worth taking note of though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pitrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 February 2017 at 10:50
billions (possibly trillions) of Asians eat vast quantities of rice and are still alive. I wouldn't put much faith in this. This is just more "the sky is falling!" tactics if you ask me. 
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The article says: "Eating a couple of portions of rice a week isn't putting an adult like me at high risk, but Prof Meharg is concerned about children and babies."

And apparently soaking the rice first helps, too.
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Personally I don't think it is a worry, just thought I would put it out there in the ether.

I certainly haven't eaten any less rice because of it!
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