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Arsenic is ubiquitous in the environment and has been classified as a human carcinogen (group I)

The study focuses on inorganic As exposure in rice-based products on sale in Adelaide supermarkets. Almost all rice-based products have been found to contain a good percentage of inorganic As, therefore the health risk posed by consuming rice-based products cannot be ignored for young children. It is crucial to minimize the inorganic As exposure from rice-based diets for young children. To reduce the risk of As, we recommend that young children eat no more than 1 serving of rice-based products per day on average and their diets should include cereals that contain significantly lower levels of As. When manufacturing rice-based products, rice varieties with much less inorganic As should be used to abate exposure to inorganic As.