Traces of lead found in rice from China and Taiwan

(CBS42)
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[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16x9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1365720209&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4014614&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1365720209 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — According to the American Chemical Society, rice imported from Taiwan and China often contains high levels of lead.

The high levels of lead pose a health hazard for those who consume it.

Babies exposed to lead at an early age often have learning difficulties and tend to grow at a slower rate.

Adults can suffer from headaches, high blood pressure and mood disorders when exposed to lead.

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