Category Archives: arsenic

A new push on arsenic

I had the good fortune to be one of 40 people invited to participate in the 2014 MDIBL Human and Environmental Sustainability Summit 2014 on the Environmental and Human Health Consequences of Arsenic.  The participants included scientists, consumer advocates, health … Continue reading

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Research Finds Correlation Between Arsenic and IQ Scores

According to a study recently published in Environmental Health, exposure to arsenic in drinking water, even at low levels, can cause cognitive impairment. Researchers from Columbia University and the University of New Hampshire followed 272 school children from three school … Continue reading

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Arsenic Discussed on New Hampshire Public Radio’s “The Exchange”

My father, Bruce Stanton, was a guest recently on NHPR’s The Exchange. The Director of the Dartmouth Toxic Metals Superfund Research Program and a professor of microbiology and immunology at the Geisel School of Medicine, he talked about the sources of … Continue reading

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FDA Issues Statement about Arsenic in Rice

On September 6, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a statement after testing over 1,300 rice products for the presence of arsenic. The tests follow research indicating that rice products contained unsafe levels of arsenic. Arsenic is naturally present … Continue reading

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Rice with a Side of Arsenic and Lead

Last year, studies found alarmingly high levels of arsenic in domestic rice products. This blog reported on arsenic in rice in an earlier posting. Now studies are showing elevated levels of lead in imported rice—the highest concentrations coming from China … Continue reading

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Arsenic in Rice

I am one of the fortunate few who grew up eating primarily products produced in my backyard. Growing up on a beef cattle farm in the Midwest, my family consumed almost exclusively products that we produced. There was beef and … Continue reading

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