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FDA to warn of carcinogenic arsenic in rice

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You may want to hold off on making that stir-fry dish for dinner tonight. The U.S. FDA is set to warn consumers about potentially dangerous levels of carcinogenic arsenic in rice and rice-based products, The Chicago Tribune reports. The agency has not yet set federal limits for the amount of arsenic in food, the Tribune notes, but Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is cautioning the public to avoid eating large amounts of rice or feeding rice products to infants.

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