Saturday, October 20, 2012

Arsenic in rice.

     The November 2012 issue of Consumer Reports has a fascinating and scary article about arsenic in rice. After reading the article, I think it is clear this issue needs more study and further action in the future. Because of the long-term increased risk for certain types of cancer after exposure to arsenic, it is wise to make some changes now. The most important is to limit infants to one serving of infant rice cereal per day. Infants can be offered other single grain cereals instead of the rice (oat cereal is the other big single grain cereal available for infants). We will certainly have more information on this topic as time goes by. If you have questions, ask your child's pediatrician.

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