FDA’s New Arsenic Guidelines Fail to Protect Babies from Neurological Impact
The 100 ppb limit suggested, released today, did not consider IQ loss or other forms of neurological impact, allowed cancer risks far outside of protective limits, and failed to account for children who have unusually high exposures to arsenic in rice.
Washington, DC, August 05, 2020 –(PR.com)– Today, the FDA released guidance to manufacturers on the suggested levels of arsenic in rice cereals for infants. Arsenic is strictly regulated in drinking water, but until today, has been unrestricted in infant rice cereal, without a maximum recommended limit. Setting a protective, health-based limit for arsenic in infant rice cereal presents an opportunity to make a significant difference in children’s health and safety.
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