Cancer Risk from Arsenic in Rice and Seaweed

NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
26 Jul 2020

A daily half-cup of cooked rice may carry a hundred times the acceptable cancer risk of arsenic. Can seaweed from the coast of Maine also be cautioned as a cancer causing food?

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Wait second, how can the rice industry get away with selling a product containing 100 times the acceptable cancer risk? I cover that and so much more in my next nine videos on arsenic and rice including concrete recommendations on how to mediate your risk.
Stay tuned for:
• Which Rice Has Less Arsenic: Black, Brown, Red, White or Wild? (
• Which Brands and Sources of Rice Have the Least Arsenic? (
• How to Cook Rice to Lower Arsenic Levels (
• Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal (
• Arsenic in Rice Milk, Rice Krispies, and Brown Rice Syrup (
• How Risky is the Arsenic in Rice? (
• How Much Arsenic in Rice is Too Much? (
• Is White Rice a Yellow Light or Red Light Food? (
• Do the Pros of Brown Rice Outweigh the Cons of Arsenic? (

The source of arsenic was not just pesticides but poultry poop if you can believe it. That story in Where Does the Arsenic in Chicken Come From? ( and Where Does the Arsenic in Rice, Mushrooms, and Wine Come From? (

And chronic low dose arsenic exposure is associated with more than just cancer. See The Effects of Too Much Arsenic in the Diet (

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