Inorganic arsenic levels in baby rice are of concern

Show simple item record Meharg, A.A. Sun, G. Williams, P.N. Adomako, E.E. Deacon, C. Zhu, Y.-G. Feldmann, J. Raab, A. 2013-01-04T12:42:26Z 2017-10-14T12:12:07Z 2013-01-04T12:42:26Z 2017-10-14T12:12:07Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Environmental Pollution 152: 746-749 en_US
dc.description.abstract Inorganic arsenic is a chronic exposure carcinogen. Analysis of UK baby rice revealed a median inorganic arsenic content (n = 17) of 0.11 mg/kg. By plotting inorganic arsenic against total arsenic, it was found that inorganic As concentrations increased linearly up to 0.25 mg/ kg total arsenic, then plateaued at 0.16 mg/kg at higher total arsenic concentrations. Inorganic arsenic intake by babies (4-12 months) was considered with respect to current dietary ingestion regulations. It was found that 35% of the baby rice samples analysed would be illegal for sale in China which has regulatory limit of 0.15 mg/kg inorganic arsenic. EU and US food regulations on arsenic are non-existent. When baby inorganic arsenic intake from rice was considered, median consumption (expressed as mg/kg/d) was higher than drinking water maximum exposures predicted for adults in these regions when water intake was expressed on a bodyweight basis. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.subject Arsenic en_US
dc.subject baby rice en_US
dc.subject food regulations en_US
dc.title Inorganic arsenic levels in baby rice are of concern en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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