Dehusk Before Parboiling To Reduce Arsenic Levels In Rice

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.

Arsenic Hitches A Ride On Sugar Transporters To Reach Plant ‘Arteries’

The discovery of transporters responsible for loading arsenic into plant phloems could aid the development of new cultivars which accumulate less toxic arsenic.

Solved: The Mystery Of Arsenic Release Into Groundwater

The construction of dams or other structures that change the course of water could promote the release of arsenic from soil-dwelling microbes.

Gene Regulating Arsenic Uptake Identified

The discovery of a gene which confers arsenic resistance could be used to engineer or breed safer food crops.

Rice Consumption In Bangladesh Linked To High Arsenic Exposure & Toxicity

A study of more than 18,000 people in Bangladesh has established a link between rice consumption and arsenic exposure and toxicity.

Massive Groundwater Pumping In Asia May Poison Millions, Study

Millions of people in Asia may be at risk of arsenic poisoning because of massive groundwater pumping, scientists warned in a new study.

Arsenic Risk In China’s Groundwater Mapped

Researchers have developed a new statistical model to estimate the risk of arsenic contamination in China's groundwater.

Exposed: Health Risks From Arsenic In Rice

High levels of arsenic in rice is associated with elevated genetic damage in humans, according to new research.

Global Debate Grows Over Arsenic Levels In Rice

Following alarming reports about the discovery of high arsenic levels in rice sold in the US market, experts have reassured consumers that rice is safe to eat.

Why Arsenic Makes Some People Sicker Than Others: A Bangladesh Case 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.