Inorganic arsenic and its methylated metabolites are powerful toxicants and carcinogens.1 Arsenic has always been present at varying levels in drinking water and various foods. Recently, however, there has been heightened concern about rice, fruit juices, and chicken as sources of dietary arsenic.2- 5 There are many questions about the appropriate public health responses.
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