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Cooking rice with arsenic

Arsenic in Rice

Rice is a staple for millions of people, but the grainy dark side is that it often contains arsenic, a carcinogen that contributes to health problems.

Seafood and microplastics

Fishing for Plastic?

A team of researchers in Australia tested seafood purchased from a market in Australia and found every sample contained traces of microplastics.

Lettuce grown in space

Galaxy Greens

Lettuce grown on the international space station retained most of its nutritional value, including its antioxidant levels.

Microplastics in tea

There’s Trouble Brewing with Microplastics in Tea

In recent years, plenty of research has shown that a daily tea habit can have some steep health benefits. But if you dunk tea bags in steamy water, you may be drinking microplastics with your brew, say researchers at Quebec’s McGill University. They found that steeping tea bags made with plastic (yes, surprise, many bags are made from plastics like polyethylene terephthalate) at a brewing temperature of 203 degrees Fahrenheit released 11.6 billion microplastics and 3.1 billion nanoplastics into a single cup of tea.

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