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|Subject: arsenic in brown & other rice||Date: 9/28/2012 10:42 AM|
|Author: lcd186||Number: 5442 of 5745|
Nine days ago, September 19, mainstream reports subsequent to an FDA report and Consumers Reports article came out about the "worrisome levels" of inorganic arsenic in rice products, including baby food, white rice but particularly in brown rice.
Many articles came out of course, but a few random assortment recently:
Before posting this thread, I searched here on TMF for recent, relevant articles on arsenic.
This particular post worth noting since it has longer excerpts and links to articles.
"It is concerning and unnecessary, but keep in mind arsenic is found in many places, "
Coincidentally, a post from December 2011 from one of our regular posters here, namely alstroemeria.
Personally, this recent news I find a bit disheartening since I started to each much more brown rice in recent months (infrequently for all three main meals, but usually at least 1-2 miles a day). I did this partly because brown rice is relatively economical and I consider it much healthier than potatoes, pasta, and breads plus it goes much better IMHO with beans and legumes than most other starchy sides. Thus hearing that it is a very high source of inorganic arsenic is a bit disheartening.
With all the articles I've skimmed (or read at length, but have low memory retention), I believe the recommendation is often to not eat more than 2-3 servings of brown rice per week. Since I eat at least 5-7 that amount weekly, it does not comfort me.