Our Better Health

By Monica Eng, Tribune Newspapers      October 03, 2012

Last month rice lovers got some bitter news.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Consumer Reports released studies showing “worrisome” levels of cancer-causing arsenic in many popular rices and rice products.

Within days some doctors called for limiting rice consumption, especially in children. Consumer Reports suggested capping weekly servings to less than a cup of cooked rice for kids and about 11/2 cups of cooked rice for adults. And the Illinois Attorney General’s office, which conducted its own tests on infant rice cereal, suggested watching how much rice cereal parents feed to babies.

The FDA, however, stopped short of advising a cap on rice consumption or even a limit on arsenic residues in rice. But it did say that the levels found have prompted the agency to prioritize further testing of about 1,000 more samples by the end of…

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