A new study found that certain baby formulas containing organic brown rice syrup have 20-30 times more inorganic arsenic than those without the ingredient. The levels were significantly higher than the acceptable limits set for water by the EPA. The Dartmouth researchers said that rice takes up the natural arsenic from the soil, so brown rice syrup can have high arsenic concentrations whether the rice is grown organically or not. Inorganic arsenic exposure through ingestion has been linked to cancer of the skin, bladder, liver, and lung. And as you know, babies are especially vulnerable to the damaging effects of toxic chemicals.
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The blogosphere is on fire with frenzied talk of Health Canada’s recent study finding BPA in major baby bottle brands claiming to be BPA-free. Now before you run screaming to throw out all of your… [Continue Reading]
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