Study Illustrates Arsenic Danger In Rice

Posted on December 5, 2011

According to news sources, a new study at the Dartmouth Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Center shines the spotlight on dangerous levels of arsenic concentrated in rice by analyzing the arsenic in urine of about 200 pregnant woman. The study suggests a causal link between rice consumption and increased arsenic in urine.

There are reportedly no statutory limits for arsenic levels in foods sold in the U.S, as well as the European Union.

The situation represents a risk especially to pregnant mothers since exposure to arsenic during pregnancy can be of significant public health concern. Among the reasons why rice has such elevated levels of arsenic is because rice plants tend to be particularly efficient in gathering arsenic from the soil.

Exposure to high levels of arsenic can be especially harmful in early childhood.

As a personal injury lawyer Los Angeles, I’m glad to see that research is continually being conducted to provide more answers about the safety of the products we use and consume. I hope consumers find the conclusions of this research useful. If you or someone you care about has been injured or suffered from the use of an unsafe product, I recommend you contact a product liability lawyer Los Angeles as soon as possible.

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