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04 January 2011

Diet may mitigate effects of arsenic

People drinking water naturally contaminated with high levels of arsenic may benefit from eating more radishes, sweet potatoes and other similar plants, a new study finds.

People drinking water naturally contaminated with high levels of arsenic may benefit from eating more radishes, sweet potatoes and other similar plants, a new study finds.

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set the maximum allowable level of arsenic in drinking water at 10 parts per billion (or 10 mcg/L) and is currently considering lowering that limit.

 
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