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FDA warns parents about arsenic in rice cereal (579 words)

By: Claire McCarthy, M.D., Contributing Editor, Harvard Health Publications For years, rice cereal has been a go-to for parents when they start their babies on solid foods. Itís time to change that. In 2012, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) issued a report warning about high levels of inorganic arsenic in rice and rice products. Rice plants are particularly good at absorbing arsenic from the soil, in particular because they grow in a lot…

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