Perhaps this is old news, but it is the first time I have heard of it.
Rice grown in the USA has low levels of arsenic. But those levels are up to five times higher than those found in rice grown in Europe, India and Bangladesh, says a report in the August edition of Environmental Science and Technology. |
Researchers from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland found an average of 0.26 micrograms of arsenic per gram of U.S. rice. By contrast, Indian basmati rice had 0.05 micrograms per gram. (There are 1 million micrograms per gram of rice and about 16 grains of short-grained rice in one gram.)
Just as we find with meds, one won't be a problem to Person A, but to Person B it will create hell in their system. Would think it is the exact same with chemicals, and toxins.