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The next time you want to enjoy a meal that includes rice -- a steaming bowl of it perhaps, or some rice pasta or rice drink -- think about this: A study by Consumer Reports says that eating rice once a day can increase the arsenic levels in your body by at least 44 percent.

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A young biochemist has caused a ruckus in the scientific community with her claim that one of the basic elements in the formula that has long been considered to define the building blocks of life may be swapped out -- and for arsenic, no less.

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Tanning salons everywhere might want to start broadening their business horizons, as cancer experts have just put tanning beds in the same category as arsenic and mustard gas when it comes to the whole probably-will-kill-you factor.

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