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Arsenic Contamination

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Arsenic Contamination
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Overall Arsenic Contamination is of moderate concern in food.

The overall ingredient concern is determined by using a weight of evidence evaluation of the known safety or hazards. In calculating an overall ingredient score multiple findings of low concern may lead to an overall moderate concern rating, or multiple moderate concerns may lead to a high concern rating. For more details read EWG's ingredient concern methodology.

Specific concerns for Arsenic Contamination

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Level of Concern in Food
 
Source
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry reports this substance damages the immune system.
 
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 2007. Toxicological Profile for Arsenic.
Carcinogenic to humans
 
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EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) - Cancer - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry reports this substance damages the cardiovascular system.
 
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 2007. Toxicological Profile for Arsenic.
Known To Be Human Carcinogen
 
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NTP 12th RoC - National Toxicology Program (NTP)
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry reports this substance causes damage to the skin.
 
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 2007. Toxicological Profile for Arsenic.
Carcinogenic to humans
 
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IARC 103 - IARC
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry reports this substance can damage the kidneys.
 
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 2007. Toxicological Profile for Arsenic.
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry reports this substance shows some evidence of damage to the developing fetus.
 
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. 2007. Toxicological Profile for Arsenic.
 

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