Do gluten-free diets put people at a higher risk for excessive and dangerous exposure to inorganic arsenic, a known carcinogen? It depends on the food choices you make and how much, and what variety of rice you eat.
In their ongoing analysis of arsenic in our food supply, Consumer Reports researchers analyzed 223 samples of rice and rice based products typically found at grocery stores in the U.S. Consumer Reports is a non-profit, independent consumer safety organization founded in 1936.
The results of Consumer Reports magazine analysis were recently published in the November 2012 issue, Arsenic in Your Food. Virtually all rice products tested contained arsenic, from low levels to potentially toxic levels.
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