I would take it with a grain of salt. I think if I stopped eating everything that someone somewhere in some research claimed was bad for me, there wouldn't be much left...maybe kale? Just eat your rice in moderation. There are so many other grains out there...millet, bulgur, buckwheat groats, oat groats, barley, spelt. I have heard of the arsenic research and it is not new. I have yet to hear of anyone getting sick and dying from arsenic poisoning due to rice consumption.