Risk or opportunity for rice cultivation? Bayreuth researchers discover new arsenic compounds in rice fields

University of Bayreuth researchers, together with scientists from Italy and China, have for the first time systematically investigated under which conditions, and to what extent, sulphur-containing arsenic compounds are formed in rice-growing soils. To date, these thioarsenates have not been taken into account in assessments of the health effects of rice consumption. In the journal „Nature Geoscience“ the scientists present their results and identify the urgent need for research with a view to protecting consumers from health risks.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft