ARSENIC = SAN[S]”Brown”RICE
IN 2012 THE FDA RELEASED A REPORT SHOWING HIGH LEVELS OF INORGANIC ARSENIC IN A VARIETY OF BROWN RICE PRODUCTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO BULK RICE. INORGANIC ARSENIC IS A HIGHLY TOXIC CARCINOGEN. INORGANIC ARSENIC HAS BEEN SHOWN TO BE A CAUSE FOR MANY DISEASES BUT MOST WIDELY KNOWN AS CAUSING CANCER IN RATS AND HUMANS.
Most cases of human toxicity from arsenic have been associated with exposure to inorganic arsenic. . . Inorganic forms of arsenic are generally considered to be most toxic. Organic forms are also toxic but are considered to be less so.1
CONSUMER REPORTS RELEASED A STUDY IN NOVEMBER OF 2014 CONCLUDING BROWN RICE – THE ONE THAT EVERYONE PUSHES AS THE BEST AND HEALTHIEST OPTION – HAS THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF INORGANIC ARSENIC THAN WHITE RICE OF THE SAME TYPE.
BUT NOTE THAT LOCATION DOES MATTER!
- BROWN BASMATI RICES FROM CALIFORNIA, INDIA OR PAKISTAN HAD LOWER LEVELS OF INORGANIC ARSENIC
- ARKANSAS, LOUISIANA OR TEXAS HAVE THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF INORGANIC ARSENIC IN RICE2
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? READ WHERE THE RICE ORIGINATES FROM; MAYBE RECONSIDER CONSUMING BROWN RICE AND ALWAYS CONSUME IN MODERATION.
HERE’S WISHING YOU THE BEST OF HEALTH. ~M.H.L. ’15
After six months in the grocery supply chain industry and spending much time watching documentaries about food, changing my diet and then noticing a POSITIVE first hand difference in my skin and hair condition along with weight changes and mood stabilizers I determined that all those people I used to think didn’t know what they were talking about actually did. Since then I have kept my eyes open, mouth closed and ears open to find the newest trends pertaining to the food I consume.
1 TOXICOLOGICAL PROFILE FOR ARSENIC – U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Public Health Service Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry pages 42, 63, 559 http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxprofiles/tp2.pdf accessed April 15, 2015
2 FOOD SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY REPORT: Analysis of Arsenic in Rice and Other Grains http://www.greenerchoices.org/pdf/CR_FSASC_Arsenci_Analysis_Nov2014.pdf accessed April 15, 2015