Inorganic arsenic and trace elements in Ghanaian grain staples

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dc.contributor.author Adomako, E.E.
dc.contributor.author Williams, P.N.
dc.contributor.author Deacon, C.
dc.contributor.author Meharg, A.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-04T10:29:20Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-14T12:12:09Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-04T10:29:20Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-14T12:12:09Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Environmental Pollution 159(10): 2435-2442 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://197.255.68.203/handle/123456789/2463
dc.description.abstract A total of 549 samples of rice, maize, wheat, sorghum and millet were obtained from markets in Ghana, the EU, US and Asia. Analysis of the samples, originating from 21 countries in 5 continents, helped to establish global mean trace element concentrations in grains; thus placing the Ghanaian data within a global context. Ghanaian rice was generally low in potentially toxic elements, but high in essential nutrient elements. Arsenic concentrations in rice from US (0.22 mg/kg) and Thailand (0.15 mg/kg) were higher than in Ghanaian rice (0.11 mg/kg). Percentage inorganic arsenic content of the latter (83%) was, however, higher than for US (42%) and Thai rice (67%). Total arsenic concentration in Ghanaian maize, sorghum and millet samples (0.01 mg/kg) was an order of magnitude lower than in Ghanaian rice, indicating that a shift from rice-centric to multigrain diets could help reduce health risks posed by dietary exposure to inorganic As. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Inorganic arsenic en_US
dc.subject rice en_US
dc.subject maize en_US
dc.subject sorghum en_US
dc.subject millet en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.title Inorganic arsenic and trace elements in Ghanaian grain staples en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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