An international team of scientists showed that parboiling wholegrain rice reduced inorganic arsenic levels by 25 percent while more than doubling calcium content of the grains.
The discovery of transporters responsible for loading arsenic into plant phloems could aid the development of new cultivars which accumulate less toxic arsenic.
The construction of dams or other structures that change the course of water could promote the release of arsenic from soil-dwelling microbes.
A study of more than 18,000 people in Bangladesh has established a link between rice consumption and arsenic exposure and toxicity.
Millions of people in Asia may be at risk of arsenic poisoning because of massive groundwater pumping, scientists warned in a new study.
A large-scale genomic study conducted in Bangladesh has discovered genetic variants that elevate the risk for skin lesions in people chronically exposed to arsenic.