The FDA’s analysis, including 200 samples, showed average levels of 3.5 to 6.7 micrograms of inorganic arsenic per serving. Consumer Reports, with 223 samples, found levels up to 8.7 micrograms. That is roughly equivalent to one gram of arsenic in 115,000 servings of rice.
So far, FDA officials say they have found no evidence that suggests rice is unsafe to eat. The agency has studied the issue for decades but is in the middle of conducting a new study of 1,200 samples of grocery-store rice products – short and long-grain rice, adult and baby cereals, drinks and even rice cakes – to measure arsenic levels.
Arsenic concentrates in the shells of rise. BROWN RICE has more arsenic than white rice because it contains the shells.
The best way I’ve heard to decrease the arsenic is to boil the rice as you would pasta, LOTS OF WATER, then strain when done.