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Arsenic in infant rice products exceeds EU maximum levels

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A study led by Dr. Antonio Signes-Pastor, a postdoctoral fellow in the Epidemiology Department, found arsenic levels above the European Union maximum level of .1 mg/kg in almost three-quarters of rice-based foods marketed to infants and young children in the EU. The study also found that infants' urinary As metabolites were correlated with formula feeding and consumption of rice-based products.


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