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Is Eating Rice (With High Arsenic Levels) Safe?

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willbewhatiwill | 15:09 Sat 12th Aug 2017 | Food & Drink
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I have stopped eating rice (and its products like rice noodles, rice flour, etc) for nearly a year now. I do no feel good and healthy after eating rice, as rice contains more arsenic that any other crops grown for food.

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/high-levels-of-arsenic-in-rice-why-isnt-it-regulated-in-our-food-9836900.html reported, “Rice has, typically, ten times more inorganic arsenic than other foods and, as the European Food Standards Authority have reported, people who eat a lot of rice are exposed to worrying concentrations. What sets rice apart is that it is the only major crop that is grown under flooded conditions. It is this flooding that releases inorganic arsenic, normally locked up in soil minerals, which makes it available for the plant to uptake. Chronic exposure can cause a range of health problems including developmental problems, heart disease, diabetes and nervous system damage. However, most worrying are lung and bladder cancers. Bottled water in the EU is around 50 times lower in inorganic arsenic water concentrations than rice. Therefore, you would need to drink five litres of water to get the equivalent arsenic dose of eating a small 100g (dry weight packet) portion of rice. Brown rice is higher in inorganic arsenic than white as arsenic is concentrated in the bran that is removed by milling to produce white rice. Sourcing rice from regions with lower grain inorganic arsenic concentrations – for example, basmati rice is two to three-fold lower in inorganic arsenic than rice from the European Union or from the US. Cooking rice in a large excess of water also helps to remove inorganic arsenic”.

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"woofgang,

Of course English is my first Language & I have GCE O level (now called GCSE) in English Language. I have already corrected the spelling. Have you got GCSE in English Language? “

Yep also A level English Lit and Lang. You just write as though its not your first language......odd tenses and turns of phrase...missing prepositions....strange constructions and so on. You write English like I would write French. Its mostly intelligible but grammatically and structurally odd.
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woofgang,

Speak for yourself about the way you write French. I certainly can write sentences that is grammatically and spelled correctly.

I often post my answers before checking it properly - hence sometimes I repeat words, sentences, missed the past-tense, missed words (i.e. obvious words like - 'to', 'be', 'upon', 'not' - due to careless, not because I do not use/or not know how to use these words). I speak, write, read English without any effort or difficulties whatsoever.

So don't be rude. Keep your comments about your poor French, repeat words, sentences. Do not reflect your poor French onto me. period.
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I meant: Speak for yourself about the way you write French. I certainly can write sentences that is grammatically correct and spelled correctly.
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I meant: So don't be rude. Keep your comments about your poor French to yourself. Do not reflect your poor French onto me. period.
I was stating facts, not intending to insult....merely interested.....
I was speaking for myself about my ability to write French
but...well... “sentences that is”.......

You appear to be delusional

That ^^^ was aimed at willbe
‘sokay Baldric. I know I am delusional :)
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Baldric,

It is certainly not me that is delusion. Look at the mirror.
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Baldric,
It is you that use the word 'delusional'. It is therefore rich coming from you.
and again with the slightly strange (and strained) English.
There's arsenic in Spinach too, along with essential vitamins, minerals and cancer-busting phytonutrients.

As for rice, I enjoy my Keema rice so much when I go for a curry, it's a risk worth taking.
Lucky to reach 104y from eating rice & inhaling smoke from open fires.

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