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Ask the Doctors - How worried should I be about arsenic in baby food?

April 28, 2018

Ask the Doctors – How worried should I be about arsenic in baby food?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

I want to start feeding my baby solid food, but I read that rice cereal is contaminated with arsenic.  What should I do? Your concern is understandable. The inorganic form of arsenic, found throughout nature in both the soil and water, is highly carcinogenic – leading to an increased risk of bladder, skin and lung […]

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Tags: arsenic, Ask the Doctors, baby food, cancer risk, Dr. Robert Ashley, rice cereal


Despite arsenic fears, rice isn’t completely off the table for babies

May 2, 2016

Despite arsenic fears, rice isn’t completely off the table for babies

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

Rice cereal has had a rough week. Most pediatricians recommend it for an infant’s introduction to solid food, with many children in the U.S. consuming a steady diet of rice cereal and other rice products. But a new, and widely publicized, study found that babies fed rice-based foods had higher arsenic levels in their urine […]

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Tags: aresenic in food, aresenic in rice, arsenic poisoning, baby food, childrens health, diabetes, Dr. Shahram Yazdani, environmental health hazards, hypoallergenic, infant food, pediatric medicine, pregnancy