Arsenic in rice: A cause for concern

Iva Hojsak, Christian Braegger, Jiri Bronsky, Cristina Campoy, Virginie Colomb, Tamas Decsi, Magnus Domellöf, Mary Fewtrell, Nataša Fidler Mis, Walter Mihatsch, Christian Molgaard, Johannes Van Goudoever

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Abstract

Inorganic arsenic intake is likely to affect long-term health. High concentrations are found in some rice-based foods and drinks widely used in infants and young children. In order to reduce exposure, we recommend avoidance of rice drinks for infants and young children. For all of the rice products, strict regulation should be enforced regarding arsenic content. Moreover, infants and young children should consume a balanced diet including a variety of grains as carbohydrate sources. Although rice protein-based infant formulas are an option for infants with cows' milk protein allergy, the inorganic arsenic content should be declared and the potential risks should be considered when using these products.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-145
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition
Volume60
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 13 2015

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Keywords

  • children
  • infants
  • rice drinks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Gastroenterology

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Hojsak, I., Braegger, C., Bronsky, J., Campoy, C., Colomb, V., Decsi, T., Domellöf, M., Fewtrell, M., Mis, N. F., Mihatsch, W., Molgaard, C., & Van Goudoever, J. (2015). Arsenic in rice: A cause for concern. Journal of pediatric gastroenterology and nutrition, 60(1), 142-145. https://doi.org/10.1097/MPG.0000000000000502