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Letter to the Editor: Arsenic in rice cereal raises questions :

June 27, 2016

I read with great interest the article in the May AAP News “FDA proposes limit on arsenic in infant rice cereals.”

This is a very important and, at least for me, a surprising finding.

In light of this new finding, I question whether pregnant women should have a recommended limit on the amount of rice cereal they eat. Also, should there be a recommended limit on how much rice cereal a baby can eat weekly?

I think parents should know which brands have the “acceptable” limit of inorganic arsenic. That disclosure also would urge other rice cereal makers to follow through.

George Salamon, M.D., FAAP

Bethesda, Md.

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