Consumer Reports investigation finds arsenic in some rice products
By: Consumer Reports
CINCINNATI - A Consumer Reports investigation found troubling levels of arsenic in apple and grape juice a year ago. Now new tests by the organization have uncovered worrisome levels of arsenic in rice and in many products made from rice.
Rice is a staple in many people's diets. Theres white rice, brown rice, rice cakes, crackers and cereal. And rice cereal is often a babys first food. Consumer Reports tests of 32 rices and dozens of rice products found that all contained arsenic. And lab tests show many of the samples had troubling levels of inorganic arsenic, which is the most toxic form and is a known human carcinogen that has been linked to skin, lung and bladder cancer.