The fact that rice contains arsenic is no reason to stop eating it. Arsenic occurs naturally in the air, water and soil, but can also occur due to human activity such use of pesticides. Rice has a higher concentration of arsenic compared to other foods because it is particularly prone to absorbing it as it grows. However, there is no reason to stop eating rice as long as it is in moderation as part of a well-balanced diet. To lower your overall arsenic intake try to include other grains in your diet, switch from brown to white rice, boil the rice in a 6:1 water-to-rice ratio and rinse it after cooking.