Recent reports on News programs have emphasized the presence arsenic in various food products. Although that has been reported on and off in the news for years, it seems to have received more press time this year. Read the following article from NPR.
The following article from the Rice Growers association provides a better review of the concerns of the arsenic levels in rice.
You should be aware that arsenic is an element and is found in many natural minerals in the environment and it is present in higher concentrations in seafood, rice, and poultry