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    Researchers advise Bangladeshis to cut rice consumption

    Largest study widens rice, arsenic link in Bangladesh

    PH to import rice for buffer stock after Yolanda

    New hybrid varieties of rice developed

    Rice millers flay Customs complicity in rice smuggling

    Texas rice farmers may go 3rd year without water

    China launches new rice futures

    Thai government issues bond as it struggles to pay rice farmers

    NFA to import extra 500,000 tons of rice

    NFA TO IMPORT 500,000 MT OF RICE

    Egypt grants licences to export 102,000 T white rice

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    Over 17.5 million tonnes of paddy procured in Punjab and Haryana

    UNVDA Targets 75,000 Tons Rice Production

    UN: Haiyan wiped out a third of PH rice crop

    Politics of genetically modified foods

    Rice Consumption In Bangladesh Linked To High Arsenic Exposure & Toxicity

    Modifying rice crops to resist herbicide prompts weedy neighbors growth spurt

    NEWS DETAILS:

    Researchers advise Bangladeshis to cut rice consumption Published 2013-11-19 07:36:17

    PARIS: An unprecedented probe into high levels of arsenic in Bangladeshs groundwater has concluded that

    people living in the affected regions should reduce their rice consumption.The study has strengthened

    suspicions that eating rice boosts exposure to the poison, scientists warned on Monday.We recommend

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    people in Araihazar and other parts of Bangladesh, who consume as much as 1.6 kilos of cooked rice daily,

    to reduce their dependence on rice as their main source of calorie intake, to diversify their diet by, for

    example, increasing their intake of wheat and consuming rice varieties that are low in arsenic, said Parvez

    Haris, a specialist in environmental biomedicine at De Montfort University in the central English city of

    Leicester.Samples provided by 18,470 volunteers living in an arsenic-contaminated district showed that

    those who ate large amounts of rice had higher levels of arsenic in their urine than those who ate little rice,

    they said.

    In addition, the big rice-eaters also had more symptoms of arsenic toxicity, such as skin lesions.The paper,

    published in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS One, is the biggest-ever probe into whether arsenic-tainted

    groundwater in Bangladesh poses a risk for people who consume rice, the staple food.The study

    demonstrates arsenic in water and the food chain is a serious problem, said Parvez Haris.(It) also shows

    that exposure to arsenic from rice can have harmful effects on human health, as it correlated with increased

    prevalence and incidence of skin lesions.Arsenic in groundwater in parts of Bangladesh is a growing

    concern, say watchdogs.

    The toxic element occurs in water naturally -- the problem is that tens of millions of rural dwellers are

    exposed to it through shallow wells drilled in the 1970s in access-to-water programmes.Most

    investigations have focused on the risk from drinking water, but there is now widening interest in whether

    the poison can also be passed on in rice, through irrigated fields.The study was conducted in the district of

    Araihazar, near Dhaka.Arsenic levels in the local rice were not determined in the study, although

    contamination of the areas water is well known. There are nearly 6,000 wells in an area of just 25 square

    kilometres.We have previously shown that rice from (the) Sylhet region of Bangladesh has lower arsenic

    content as does aromatic rice.The work could also have implications for other parts of the world where

    there can be relatively high levels of arsenic in rice, said the authors. Parts of China, India, Vietnam and

    Cambodia fall into this category.Hariss team previously found a link between arsenic and rice consumption

    among a small number of Bangladeshis who lived in Britain.The new paper takes the exploration farther, as

    it draws on a much wider sample of people living in Bangladesh itself.

    Research carried out among 417 villagers in Indias West Bengal state, published in July, found signatures of

    genetic damage in urinary-tract cells.The signatures, called micronuclei, are tiny pieces of DNA that are left

    over from when a cell replicates and fails to copy its genetic code properly.The more frequently these

    mistakes occur, the higher the risk of cancer.In the villagers, micronuclei frequency rose with increasing

    arsenic levels in rice, a trend that held for men and women, and also for tobacco and non-tobacco users.Even

    small amounts of arsenic, over a long time, can cause cancer of the bladder, kidney, lung or skin, previous

    research has found.AFP

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    Largest study widens rice, arsenic link in Bangladesh An unprecedented probe into high levels of arsenic in Bangladesh's groundwater strengthens suspicions that

    eating rice boosts exposure to the poison, scientists said on Monday.

    PARIS: An unprecedented probe into high levels of arsenic

    in Bangladesh's groundwater strengthens suspicions that

    eating rice boosts exposure to the poison, scientists said on

    Monday.Samples provided by 18,470 volunteers living in

    an arsenic-contaminated district showed that those who ate

    large amounts of rice had higher levels of arsenic in their

    urine than those who ate little rice, they said.In addition,

    the big rice-eaters also had more symptoms of arsenic

    toxicity, such as skin lesions.The paper, published in the

    peer-reviewed journal PLOS One, is the biggest-ever probe

    into whether arsenic-tainted groundwater in Bangladesh

    poses a risk for people who consume rice, the staple food.The study demonstrates "arsenic in water and the food

    chain is a serious problem", said Parvez Haris, a specialist in environmental biomedicine at De Montfort

    University in the central English city of Leicester."(It) also shows that exposure to arsenic from rice can have

    harmful effects on human health, as it correlated with increased prevalence and incidence of skin

    lesions."Arsenic in groundwater in parts of Bangladesh is a growing concern, say watchdogs.The toxic element

    occurs in water naturally -- the problem is that tens of millions of rural dwellers are exposed to it through

    shallow wells drilled in the 1970s in "access-to-water" programmes.

    Most investigations have focused on the risk from drinking water, but there is now widening interest in whether

    the poison can also be passed on in rice, through irrigated fields.The study was conducted in the district of

    Araihazar, Dhaka state.Arsenic levels in the local rice were not determined in the study, although contamination

    of the area's water is well known. There are nearly 6,000 wells in an area of just 25 square kilometres (9.6

    square miles)."We recommend people in Araihazar and other parts of Bangladesh, who consume as much as 1.6

    kilos (3.5 pounds) of cooked rice daily, to reduce their dependence on rice as their main source of calorie intake,

    to diversify their diet by for example increasing their intake of wheat and consuming rice varieties that are low

    in arsenic," said Haris.

    "We have previously shown that rice from (the) Sylhet region of Bangladesh has lower arsenic content as does

    aromatic rice."The work could also have implications for other parts of the world where there can be relatively

    high levels of arsenic in rice, said the authors. Parts of Cambodia, China, India and Vietnam fall into this

    category.Haris's team previously found a link between arsenic and rice consumption among a small number of

    Bangladeshis who lived in Britain.The new paper takes the exploration further, as it draws on a much wider

    sample of people living in Bangladesh itself.Research carried out among 417 villagers in India's West Bengal,

    published last July, found signatures of genetic damage in urinary-tract cells.The signatures, called micronuclei,

    are tiny pieces of DNA that are left over from when a cell replicates and fails to copy its genetic code properly.

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    The more frequently these mistakes occur, the higher the risk of cancer.In the villagers, micronuclei frequency

    rose with increasing arsenic levels in rice, a trend that held for men and women, and also for tobacco and non-

    tobacco users.Even small amounts of arsenic, over a long time, can cause cancer of the bladder, kidney, lung or

    skin, previous research has found.

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