Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention

The Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center, a federally designated research group, investigates and tracks the developmental and long-term health impacts of exposures to common environmental contaminants during pregnancy and childhood. The Center has been at the forefront of educating the public on the dangers of arsenic in drinking water and rice products, including baby food.

Goal: $10 million


Infants Who Ate Rice, Rice Products Had Higher Urinary Concentrations of Arsenic

Although rice and rice products are typical first foods for infants, a new Dartmouth-led study found that infants who ate rice and rice products had higher urinary arsenic concentrations than those who did not consume any type of rice, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.

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