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-- shocking new study is out finding dangerous levels of arsenic.
In some organic baby formulas and other popular foods.
And a lot of the culprit is apparently -- Nicole Brown rice syrup.
According to the study one of the most popular sweeteners in organic foods and -- -- other fruits so what does this mean for what we buy and what we eat.
Doctor Richard pershing is medical director of the first -- -- for comprehensive medicine in New York -- -- -- ends up.
You tell me organic rice sugar.
Do we have to worry if we don't eat organic.
Now we need to worry about brown rice.
Sugars -- their products and that organic -- I mean what what they did is they they studied Dartmouth researchers looked into.
What was actually in these what are called organic products and to see if there any specific toxins and what they found -- high levels of arsenic.
Arsenic is a -- we know -- -- a poison.
And the -- FDA regulates have been drinking water but in foods.
Where they found in this particular case four -- six times the levels.
It's not regulated what kind of foods are we talking about.
Well in this case it's brown rice and what happens is on the outer layer of brown writes that's the brand part that's where the arsenic concentrates.
So what happens is a lot of people go out they want to get organic food they want the healthiest things for their for their babies and this is -- a lot of formulas which is.
Of course a concern from others.
And they want to get the best thing for them.
And what concentrates in an outer layer and unfortunately.
In the actual the rice sugar that rice syrup.
Arsenic what what infant formulas is this in an assist just like you're just standard over the counter and -- -- -- get to get some fancy organic.
Well formula -- generally it's gonna be a little more of the fence -- products because they're not it's -- it's definitely more expensive to get this particular product.
And is this dangerous and we June now looking at a product if it said it had this product at this you know brown rice -- -- Would you -- that product well I think until we get more clarification I think particularly mothers need to be very careful about it you know you have to think of what Wi -- these kids and most of these products that they found let's say we were powdered rice -- product.
What they found was that -- children concentrate.
Toxins like arsenic -- a much greater rate than adults do just because of their size.
And also we have to be concerned because arsenic is linked with problems now.
Not just for the child but women who are bearing children.
Need to think about this as well because it concentrates in the bloodstream and goes to the child one of the one and bits of good news though for breast feeding.
Is that if you consume rights.
Solids or in this case the right -- It does not the arsenic doesn't seem to concentrate in breast -- another reason for moms to think about -- quick question does this affect regular -- brown rice he had your table -- should -- be going for white rice instead of brown rice unlike what they've been telling us for all these years what what's interesting is that the rice products that we get in the united stealth the states the brown rice products actually contain.
Slightly more arsenic -- brown rice products that are produced in India for instance or in Asia.
So to answer your question I think rice in itself is safe I think what we need to do is really up our standards were very very early in this process.
And I think it's very important for people understand particularly with organic products don't throw out the baby with the bath water there are reasons why.
We actually use organic products and there are good reasons for we want to eliminate pesticides might want to eliminate.
Hormones and that's where bottom line be aware of this particular ingredient absolutely -- -- and should definitely check and being very careful doctor thank you.
My pleasure seeing you -- to -- I'll.
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