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Cancer Risk in Long Grain Rice - 27/03/2007
 
High levels of arsenic, something which can increase the risk of cancer, has been found in long grain rice.
High levels of arsenic, something which can increase the risk of cancer, has been found in long grain rice.

One in five packs of American long-grain rice contains potentially harmful levels of arsenic, according to a study by University of Aberdeen. Eating large quantities of the rice on a daily basis could increase the risk of certain cancers.

The team examined samples of American long-grain rice grown in the US south central belt - Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Arsenic is found naturally in soil, but the contamination in the south central belt relates to land where cotton was once cultivated.
 
 
 

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