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Research Reveals Elevated Levels Of Inorganic Arsenic In Food – Risk Of Arsenic Poisoning Now A Global Concern

by Adrian Page 4. May 2010 10:36

‘The Devil’s Water’ Continued -


Rice – How Safe?


More and more countries particularly throughout SE Asia are discovering elevated levels of arsenic contaminating their groundwater. This water people access via tube wells for their ‘safe’ drinking water supply and for irrigating their crops.

Research now reveals that rice is highly susceptible to the uptake of arsenic thus the threat to human health and wellbeing is now global.

This report looks at rice; the staple food for over half the world’s population.

It will reveal how:-

Research has uncovered that rice and many dietary products derived from rice commercially available on supermarket shelves around the world represent a significant dietary source of inorganic arsenic –a chronic carcinogenic.

“Infants and young children of all ethnicities generally have higher exposures to inorganic arsenic via rice than adults when considered on a body mass basis.” A Professor at the forefront t of this research stated.

Following analysis of UK baby rice it was found that 35% of the baby rice samples analysed would have been illegal for sale in China with its stringent regulatory limit of 0.15 mg/kg inorganic arsenic.

But these findings seem to be just the tip of the iceberg with many other dietary products found to contain elevated levels of carcinogenic inorganic arsenic.

Rice milk for example, often used by vegans and lactose intolerant sufferers as an alternative to cow’s milk.

Rice-bran products are becoming an increasingly popular ingredient for use in foods and dietary supplements targeted particularly at ‘health food’ conscious people.

“Of all the widely available commercial rice products, rice-bran was found to contain the highest arsenic content,” stated the concerned Professor.

A powdered form of rice-bran is produced known as ‘rice-bran solubles’, and when mixed with water it makes a very ‘nutritional’ drink.

This product would seem ideal for distribution internationally in food aid programmes to malnourished children in the developing world – which it is.

But should it be?


It seems ironic that rice is the basis of so many products produced which form a large percentage of the food .consumed by health conscious people such as those on a macrobiotic diet.

A disturbing fact is that globally many people are oblivious that they could be ingesting rice products containing harmful levels of inorganic arsenic – a chronic human carcinogen.

Something seriously needs to be done. Sooner rather than later, and beyond writing ‘health warnings’ on food products available in supermarkets

Perhaps now it is evident that this is a global issue and not just confined to affecting people in the developing world. More concern will be given especially by policy makers in addressing this ‘mass poisoning of humans’.

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Removing Arsenic from Groundwater by Eating It.

by Adrian Page 18. February 2010 09:09

'The Devil’s Water' Continued –

‘Consuming the Arsenic’

High levels of arsenic continue to be found contaminating the groundwater of many regions of the world and for hundreds of millions of people this is the water they have to rely on for their drinking water supply.

Arsenic is one of the world’s most deadly killers.

It may take years to manifest and lead to a slow painful death.

With so many people at risk of arsenic poisoning, arsenicosis, it is imperative to find a remedy to mitigate arsenic from the groundwater.

A lot of filtration systems have been and are being tried and tested, many of which rely on chemicals to remove the arsenic.

But one born and bred Australian has taken a different approach – ‘Consuming the Arsenic’.

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‘Consuming the Arsenic’ can also be linked with ‘The Devil’s Water’ audio – the ‘biggest mass poisoning of humans ever known’ due to one of the world’s most deadly killers - arsenic.

Listen to the ‘Audio’ extract here.

It is a massive story and one which ‘The Devil’s Water’ covers very much in depth.

Programme input can include;

Scientists, doctors, NGO’s, in the field locations.

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‘The Devils’ Water’ is available in ‘Audio’ ‘Text’ and for ‘Photography’ please refer to ‘Reportage’ category.

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The following ‘Audio’ is an extract of an extremely interesting interview with a lecturer in Environmental Microbiology at one of the UK’s leading universities. This lady is working not only on a safe, reliable and cost affective method of mitigating the arsenic, but also an environmentally friendly one.

A full version of ‘Consuming the Arsenic’ is available on request.

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Listen to Audio:

Consuming The Arsenic -The Devil's Water Continued 1.mp3 (4.38 mb)

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Arsenic Contaminated Groundwater - 'The Devil's Water'

by Adrian Page 8. October 2009 05:43

‘The Devil’s Water’

‘The biggest mass poisoning of humans’ due to arsenic poisoning.

This investigation covers what many consider to be ‘the worst environmental health disaster ever known’ which continues to grow.

Its epicentre is located in parts of Northern India and Bangladesh.

Not only are these some of the most densely populated regions of the world they are also some of the most impoverished.

Here approximately 500 million people are at risk of arsenic poisoning from drinking high levels of this tasteless killer arsenic that is contaminating the aquifers people rely upon for their ‘safe’ drinking water supply.

More and more locations are being found to have groundwater containing high levels of arsenic, not just on the Sub-Continent, but also in other countries especially throughout Asia.

Whilst the scientific community continues to try and understand what is occurring geologically, medical science grapples with diagnosis and treatment of Arsenicosis. A disease that takes many years to manifest and can lead to a lingering painful death as many have and are experiencing.

Now there is cause for concern with evidence emerging that the threat from arsenic poisoning is not just confined to drinking contaminated groundwater, but also from eating certain food products particularly rice.

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The following audio is an outline of ‘The Devil’s Water’ – the ‘biggest mass poisoning of humans ever known’ due to one of the world’s most deadly killers - arsenic.

It is a massive story and one which ‘The Devil’s Water’ covers very much in depth.

Programme input can include;

Scientists, doctors, NGO’s, in the field locations.

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Listen to the Audio:

The Devil's Water 1Web.mp3 (6.76 mb)

This audio extract commences at a hospital in Dhaka speaking to a doctor regarding arsenicosis before travelling to a rural village to hear from a person suffering from this painful disease. From here the attention turns to irrigating crops and an interview with a prominent scientist who is involved with the uptake of arsenic by certain crops particularly rice.

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The Devils’ Water’ is available as 'Audio' at a length to suit your requirements and 'Text' at a word count also to suit your requirements.

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