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Health roundup: Arsenic in rice raises concerns


Consumer Reports is calling on the Food and Drug Administration to set standards for how much arsenic can be allowed in rice after finding the potential toxin in almost every rice product it tested. FDA is running its own tests and says it would be premature to set standards or to urge consumers to change their eating habits. Rice producers say there's no documented evidence of health harm from arsenic in rice grown in the United States.


Going to Extreme Lengths to Purge Household Toxins

Some new parents are going to extreme lengths to protect their children from household toxins. But how far is too far?


The growing culprit behind liver disease

Feel like you're going crazy? Too much fat in your liver can lead to toxins that mess with your mind. And it's a problem doctors are seeing more and more.


China lead pollution outbreak poisons 103 children

Lead pollution from workshops in eastern China seriously poisoned 103 children and has affected hundreds of other residents in the country's latest case of unfettered industrial toxins, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.


Natural toxin killing Calif. dolphins, sea lions

Dolphins and sea lions that have died along the Southern California coast in recent weeks may be victims of a deadly neurotoxin produced by a ...


Drinking water unsafe at thousands of schools

Drinking water unsafe at thousands of schools

Over the last decade, the drinking water at thousands of schools across the country has been found to contain unsafe levels of lead, pesticides and dozens of other toxins.


Ultra-tiny 'bees' target tumors

Ultra-tiny 'bees' target tumors

They're ready to sting, and they know where they're going. They're called "nanobees," and they're not insects -- they're tiny particles designed to destroy cancer cells by delivering a synthesized version of toxin called melittin that is found in bees.


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