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Food: Arsenic in Rice #1030850

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 19, 2012
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Avila) The alarm from scientists at "Consumer Reports" about the levels of arsenic in rice and rice products examined; statistics on arsenic in food cited; details given about how the arsenic gets into the soil. ["Consumer Reports" Urvashi RANGAN†- comments on rice limit levels.] [USA Rice Federation Dr. James COUGHLIN†- downplays the rice danger.] [FDA commissioner Dr. Margaret HAMBURG†- talks about diet alternatives.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer, Richard Besser) The key question of how risky arsenic exposure is to your health and how to reduce the arsenic intake from rice discussed.

Sawyer, Diane;
Avila, Jim;
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