Do the health benefits of rice consumption outweigh any potential risk from the arsenic contamination?
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Almost there! This is the 12th in a 13-video series on arsenic. If you missed the first 11, watch them here:
• Where Does the Arsenic in Chicken Come From? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/where-does-the-arsenic-in-chicken-come-from)
• Where Does the Arsenic in Rice, Mushrooms, and Wine Come From? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Where-Does-the-Arsenic-in-Rice-Mushrooms-and-Wine-Come-From)
• The Effects of Too Much Arsenic in the Diet (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/The-Effects-of-Too-Much-Arsenic-in-the-Diet)
• Cancer Risk from Arsenic in Rice and Seaweed (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Cancer-Risk-from-Arsenic-in-Rice-and-Seaweed)
• Which Rice Has Less Arsenic: Black, Brown, Red, White or Wild? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Which-Rice-Has-Less-Arsenic-Black-Brown-Red-White-or-Wild)
• How to Cook Rice to Lower Arsenic Levels (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/How-to-Cook-Rice-to-Lower-Arsenic-Levels)
• Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Arsenic-in-Infant-Rice-Cereal)
• Arsenic in Rice Milk, Rice Krispies, and Brown Rice Syrup (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Arsenic-in-Rice-Milk-Rice-Krispies-and-Brown-Rice-Syrup)
• How Risky is the Arsenic in Rice? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/How-Risky-is-the-Arsenic-in-Rice)
• How Much Arsenic in Rice is Too Much? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/How-Much-Arsenic-in-Rice-is-Too-Much)
Stay tuned for the finale: Do the Pros of Brown Rice Outweigh the Cons of Arsenic? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Do-the-Pros-of-Brown-Rice-Outweigh-the-Cons-of-Arsenic).
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