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Arsenic and Paddy Rice: A Neglected Cancer Risk?

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Science  11 Jul 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5886, pp. 184-185
DOI: 10.1126/science.321.5886.184

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Does the food that sustains half of humanity also increase the risk of cancer for some? That question arises from three sets of findings that report elevated arsenic levels in rice and products such as rice bran and rice crackers.