Half of Major Chinese City’s Rice Contaminated With Toxic Metal

Cadmium found in 44% of rice prodcuts

   

grainhands Half of Major Chinese City's Rice Contaminated With Toxic MetalThe city of Guangzhou in southern China has tested positive for dangerous levels of cadmium in rice and rice products, reports the Associated press. The contamination was found in 44% of rice and rice products in the city. Cadmium is carcinogenic and poses particular risk for kidney damage.

The government has ordered mills to suspend business and recall products, and noted that the rice had been obtained legally from local farmers.

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