An Online Resource for Information on Arsenic in Rice

Message from America's Rice Farmers

America’s rice farmers and rice companies are fully committed to providing healthy and nutritious food to consumers; and although there is no scientific evidence of a public health risk as a result of the trace amounts of arsenic found in U.S. rice, we will continue to work with FDA to ensure the U.S. rice supply meets any established health standards.

What Health and Medical Experts Say

ayoob-125“During my more than 25 years of clinical practice, I have never seen any of my patients become ill or suffer a health condition due to arsenic in food, not even foods that consumers eat on a daily basis.”
Dr. Keith-Thomas Ayoob: Bio | Video
Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Julie-Miller-Jones-PhD“All foods contain arsenic. So, if you eliminate arsenic from your diet, you will decrease your risk of any kind of adverse effect from arsenic, and you’ll die of starvation.”
Julie Jones, PhD, LN, CNS: Bio | Video
Professor Emerita
Foods and Nutrition
St. Catherine University

Here's What You Need to Know

Leading Scientists:  Inorganic arsenic in U.S.-grown rice poses no public health risk.

World Health Organization: U.S.-grown rice has the lowest average inorganic arsenic levels in the world.

Top Nutritionists: The many health benefits of rice consumption outweigh any potential risk.