In recent years, many issues have risen in regards to the safety of the consumption of rice such as contamination from heavy metals, microbes and arsenic. Should you stop eating rice?
Arsenic is a natural component in the earth’s crust, found also in water, and air. Arsenic in its organic state is part of plant and animal tissue but is safe as it is combined with carbon. It’s the inorganic form of arsenic that is very toxic.