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How can I avoid exposing my child to arsenic in rice?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
It is recommended that you avoid offering rice and rice products as a staple to kids under age five. Other countries have made similar recommendations, including the UK Food Standards Agency which advises that infants and young children should not consume rice milk as a substitute for cow’s milk, breast milk, or infant formula. Although we have more to learn about arsenic’s effect on our health when it's in the food supply, why take a risk on the health of your child, especially since side effects may not be apparent for years?
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