Rice and rice products may expose infants to arsenic

(Reuters Health) – Infant rice cereal and rice snacks contain some arsenic, and babies who eat these products have higher levels of arsenic in their urine, a study shows.

It’s not clear yet whether the arsenic will affect their health down the line.

“We knew rice cereal was a typical first food for babies – but we knew very little about how common it is to feed infants rice cereal in the U.S., or about the timing of introduction of rice cereal,” said lead author Margaret Karagas, of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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