NaturalNews: The FDA finally starts to address baby rice’s arsenic problem: reduces amount of brain-damaging

The FDA finally starts to address baby rice’s arsenic problem: reduces amount of brain-damaging ingredient, but won’t ban it
(NaturalNews) For the first time, the FDA is proposing to take action on widespread contamination of infant rice cereals with arsenic, according to draft rules released for public comment on April 1. But critics charge that the rules – which would leave arsenic levels in nearly all products unchanged – do not go far enough.
Arsenic is a naturally occurring chemical element that is lethal in high quantities (and has historically been used as a poison for both humans and animals). In lower concentrations, particularly in its inorganic form, it has been implicated as a carcinogen. Research reviewed by the FDA also shows that inorganic arsenic can cause decreased cognitive ability and learning performance among children, and that exposure during pregnancy can lead to worse pregnancy outcomes.

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