Arsenic in Rice Alarms

    SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 05:  A bowl of jasmine rice sits on a counter in the kitchen at Osha Thai Restaurant May 5, 2008 in San Francisco, California. As rice prices continue to climb and some places are limiting the number of bags small businesses can purchase, many Bay Area restaurants are being forced to raise menu prices and stockpile bags.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    Bad news for rice lovers. Consumer Reports is set to release a study revealing that about 60 rice products tested positive for inorganic arsenic. The tests were done on everything from bulk rice to baby food. Inorganic arsenic has been linked to bladder, lung, and skin cancer. The FDA will also announce a plan to rid rice of the dangerous toxin. It’s recommended that people avoid rice from Texas, Louisiana, and Missouri, but rice from Asia is fine.

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