- Brown and white rice contain the highest level of arsenic of any food
- Babies who ate rice cereal had the highest concentrations of arsenic in their urine
- Arsenic has been linked to immune system and neurodevelopmental problems in children
(CNN)Ask any mom or dad to name their baby's first food. The likely answer? Rice cereal. What's a common go-to "healthy" snack for toddlers and kiddos? Rice cakes.
Yet a growing amount of scientific evidence is pointing to an alarming connection between inorganic arsenic in brown and white rice and harm to children's immune systems and intellectual development.