Arsenic found in products containing brown rice syrup
Foods containing high amounts of organic brown rice syrup have been found to contain dangerously high levels of arsenic, according to a study out of Dartmouth College.
Researchers found that organic baby formulas, cereal bars, and energy shots with brown rice syrup have arsenic levels higher than the EPA allows in drinking water. Brown rice syrup is used as a sweetener and as a healthier alternative to high fructose corn syrup.
Those involved with the study encourage parents of infants to not use baby formula with brown rice syrup, but that adults who occasionally eat food products with brown rice syrup will probably be okay.
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