Is White Rice a Yellow Light or Red Light Food?04:33

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Published on November 3, 2017

Do the health benefits of rice consumption outweigh any potential risk from the arsenic contamination?

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Almost there! This is the 12th in a 13-video series on arsenic. If you missed the first 11, watch them here:
• Where Does the Arsenic in Chicken Come From? (
• Where Does the Arsenic in Rice, Mushrooms, and Wine Come From? (
• The Effects of Too Much Arsenic in the Diet (
• Cancer Risk from Arsenic in Rice and Seaweed (
• Which Rice Has Less Arsenic: Black, Brown, Red, White or Wild? (
• How to Cook Rice to Lower Arsenic Levels (
• Arsenic in Infant Rice Cereal (
• Arsenic in Rice Milk, Rice Krispies, and Brown Rice Syrup (
• How Risky is the Arsenic in Rice? (
• How Much Arsenic in Rice is Too Much? (

Stay tuned for the finale: Do the Pros of Brown Rice Outweigh the Cons of Arsenic? (

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