How dangerous is infant formula that contains rice syrup?

Gary Ginsberg
Medical Toxicology
New data from Dartmouth College has found elevated levels of arsenic in foods and infant formula that are sweetened with rice syrup. The Dartmouth research found two brands of infant formula that contain the rice-based sweetener. The inorganic arsenic concentration in these brands was double the federal drinking water limit and 5 times higher when you add in the methyl forms of arsenic that also have some toxicity. And the daily dose per body weight for an infant on this formula would be 10 times higher than what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's reference dose for arsenic dictates is safe.

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