"US Rice Imports 'Contain Harmful Levels of Lead'"

"Analysis of commercially available rice imported into the US has revealed it contains levels of lead far higher than regulations suggest are safe."

"Some samples exceeded the "provisional total tolerable intake" (PTTI) set by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by a factor of 120.

The report at the American Chemical Society Meeting adds to the already well-known issue of arsenic in rice.

The FDA told the BBC it would review the research."

Jason Palmer reports for BBC News April 10, 2013.

Source: BBC, 04/11/2013