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23 July 2013

Arsenic in rice poses health risk

Over the last few years, researchers have reported high concentrations of arsenic in several rice-growing regions around the world.

Over the last few years, researchers have reported high concentrations of arsenic in several rice-growing regions around the world.

The study, published in Nature Publishing Group's Scientific Reports, looked at the frequency of 'micronuclei' – a tell-tale sign of chromosomal damage (that has been shown by others previously to be linked to cancer) – by screening more than 400 000 individual cells extracted from urine samples from volunteers.

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