Consumer Reports Finds 'Worrisome Levels Of Arsenic' In Rice And Cereal

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The independent testing group Consumer Reports says it has found worrisome quantities of inorganic arsenic, which is known to cause cancer, in many types of rice and popular rice products, including breakfast cereals and organic baby cereal.

Earlier this year, Consumer Reports found significant levels of arsenic in apple juice and the watchdog group wants the federal government to take action, by setting standards for arsenic in food. The Food and Drug Administration is conducting its own study to measure arsenic levels and says it won't have conclusions till the end of the year.


  • Urvashi Rangan, director of Safety and Sustainability at Consumer Reports

This segment aired on September 19, 2012.


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