Arsenic in rice: A cause for concern: Consensus Statement from the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition

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  • Iva Hojsak
  • Christian Braegger
  • Jiri Bronsky
  • Cristina Campoy
  • Virginie Colomb
  • Tamas Decsi
  • Magnus Domellöf
  • Mary Fewtrell
  • Nataša Fidler Mis
  • Walter Mihatsch
  • Mølgaard, Christian
  • Johannes van Goudoever
  • ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition

Inorganic arsenic intake is likely to affect long-term health. High concentrations are found in some rice-based foods and drinks widely used in infants and young children. In order to reduce exposure we recommend avoidance of rice drinks for infants and young children. For all rice products, strict regulation should be enforced regarding arsenic content. Moreover, infants and young children should consume a balanced diet including a variety of grains as carbohydrate sources. While rice protein based infant formulas are an option for infants with cows' milk protein allergy, the inorganic arsenic content should be declared and the potential risks should be considered when using these products.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)142-145
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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