Increased global mortality linked to arsenic exposure in rice-based diets

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Rice is the most widely consumed staple food source for a large part of the world’s population. It has now been confirmed that rice can contribute to prolonged low-level arsenic exposure leading to thousands of avoidable premature deaths per year.

Associated journal article: Lingqian Xu, David A. Polya, Qian Li, Debapriya Mondal (2020). “Association of low-level inorganic arsenic exposure from rice with age-standardized mortality risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in England and Wales.” Science of The Total Environment 743, 140534 DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140534

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