Arsenic content in drinking water is regulated by the EPA and FDA with a threshold of 10 parts per billion (ppb) but it is not regulated in food. Plants can take up Arsenic from the soil which is then consumed by humans also, in meat of animals that eat such plans and in poultry where feed are laced with arsenicals. Rice readily absorbs soil arsenics with high levels found in organic brown rice(OBRS), a commonly used sweetener. Scientists at Dartmouth College found two infant formulas containing OBRS with arsenic levels exceeding the approved 10ppb in drinking water and 22 cereal bars with arsenic levels of 23 to 128ppb. "We conclude that there is an urgent need for regulatory limits on arsenic in foods", reported the scientists. They advised against using infant formulas containing OBRS and cutting on rice intake.