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Your Environment. Your Health.

Organic Food Sweetener May Be a Hidden Source of Dietary Arsenic

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 16, 2012, 12:00 a.m. EDT
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As people seek healthier dietary regimens they often turn to things labeled “organic.” Lurking in the background, however, is an ingredient that may be a hidden source of arsenic—an element known to be both toxic and potentially carcinogenic.



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