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  • Arsenic In Rice
    Consumer Reports: there are “worrisome” amounts of inorganic arsenic in rice
    According to Consumer Reports, there are “worrisome” amounts of inorganic arsenic in rice and rice products. The expert, independent, non-profit organization released new guidelines and data for limits on how much rice is safe to eat...
  • New sustainably grown rice is low in arsenic and high in nutrients
    New sustainably grown rice is arsenic safe and delicious
    Concerned about levels of arsenic in rice? You have good cause to be. Luckily, there's a new rice on the market that can put your worries to rest.Not only is Mighty Rice arsenic safe but it's also packed with nutrients, has a low GI index,...
  • White Foxglove
    'Poisoner’s Handbook': the forensics of poison in early 20th century NYC
    In her introduction, author Deborah Blum points out that until the 19th century, detecting poison as a means of murder was all but impossible. It became the favorite way of getting rid an unwelcome person, such as a rich relative who hung on too...
  • Chemicals are all around us
    Our exposure to common household chemicals putting us at risk
    On Saturday, news sources released the findings of a recent report detailingthe dangers behind the use of common household products, some of them quite deadly.The independent toxicology report conducted on the body of the late Brittany Murphy...
  • Even low levels of arsenic exposure can cause heart disease over time
    Is chicken making you sick? Chronic arsenic exposure damages heart
    In a one-two punch worthy of a prizefighter, scientists have revealed over the past two days that chicken produced in the United States is generally contaminated with inorganic arsenic and that repeated exposure to low levels of arsenic can cause...
  • Arsenic in rice: Arsenic levels in rice dubbed okay, for now, says FDA
    Arsenic in rice: Arsenic levels in rice dubbed okay, for now, says FDA
    Arsenic in rice: There may be an additive in your rice that is downright scary – the dangerous toxin arsenic. Studies conducted over the last year revealed over 200 popular brands of rice products, from Kellogg’s cereal to Gerber baby...
  • Arsenic in rice is considered a safe level by FDA.
    Arsenic in rice: Safe in the short-term but what about long-term consumption?
    Arsenic in rice doesn’t appear to pose a health risk in the short term, reports the Food and Drug Administration. This claim was madethis week after testing 1,300 samples of rice and finding arsenic in levels that meet the FDA standards....
  • Arsenic in rice: Rice producers, FDA say arsenic found in rice, limit intake
    Arsenic in rice: Rice producers, FDA say arsenic found in rice, limit intake
    Arsenic in rice: Consuming more than a half-cup of cooked rice per day (including organic rice baby cereal, rice breakfast cereals, brown rice, white rice, and any other rice product) can result in an increase in urinary arsenic levels, skin,...
  • FDA:  Infant rice cereal is high in arsenic
    Infant rice cereal is high in arsenic according to FDA report
    The FDA continues to investigate arsenic levels in rice. According to a Sept. 6 article on USA Today, they have released the first reports on the results of 1300 new samples which varied in the amount of arsenic found. While the tests results were...
  • Baby being fed
    Rice grown in southern US found unsafe for human consumption. Which states?
    CBS News reported that Consumer Reports found significant levels of arsenic in apple juice last year, and now, the magazine has a new study, showing many brands of rice also contain the toxin. More worrisome, high arsenic levels were detected in...
  • Food additives
    Food for thought about food additives
    Everyone is aware of the fact that most packaged foods we consume contain preservatives and other additives. From Kraft Macaroni and Cheese to Gatorade, the list is long, but we have been assured the ingredients are safe for human consumption.But...
  • apples
    FDA to limit amount of arsenic in apple juice
    The FDA announced there will be new guidelines used for the allowance of arsenic in apple juice sold to consumers in the United States.With apple juice being a popular beverage with children and adults, most are aware there has been a concern...
  • Arsenic in Juice
    FDA lowers arsenic levels in apple juice
    According to a article on nbclosangeles.com, dated July 13, the FDA is setting new rules and regulations for how much arsenic can be present in apple juice. For some time now the FDA has been watching levels of arsenic in apple juice and other...
  • Michael R. Taylor
    Good news on lower acceptable levels of arsenic in apple juice?
    Recognizing that public pressure is continuing, the FDA announced on July 12, 2103 that the amount of arsenic in apple juice is now being set at the same level as for drinking water. That does not seem to be a big win for those of us trying to eat...
  • Arsenic in the apple juice
    Arsenic in the apple juice
    Today,Michael R. Taylor, Deputy Commissioner for Foods andVeterinary Medicineat theFDAannouncedthat theFDA hasproposedan “action level” of 10 parts per billion (ppb) forinorganic arsenicin apple juice. This is the same level set by...