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Baby rice warning

31st March 2008

A study from Aberdeen University has shown that one third of baby rice available to buy in the UK contains a potential carcinogen.

The rice was found to have absorbed high levels of inorganic arsenic. Scientists also found high levels in other baby foods. "It is of considerable concern that food arsenic levels are not regulated in the EU," said Professor Andrew Meharg, the study's leader. "Thirty-five per cent of the baby food we analysed had levels of inorganic arsenic that would make them illegal in China."


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Article Information

Title: Baby rice warning
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 6145
Date Added: 31st Mar 2008


The Independent

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