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Arsenic speciation in Chinese Herbal Medicines and human health implication for inorganic arsenic.
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PMID:  23063615     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Rice and drinking water are recognized as the dominant sources of arsenic (As) for human intake, while little is known about As accumulation and speciation in Chinese Herbal Medicines (CHMs), which have been available for many hundreds of years for the treatment of diseases in both eastern and western cultures. Inorganic arsenic was the predominant species in all of CHMs samples. The levels of inorganic arsenic in CHMs from fields and markets or pharmacies ranged from 63 to 550 ng/g with a mean of 208 ng/g and 94 to 8683 ng/g with a mean of 1092 ng/g, respectively. The highest concentration was found in the Chrysanthemum from pharmacies. It indicates that the risk of inorganic As in CHMs to human health is higher in medicines from markets or pharmacies than that collected directly from fields. Some CHMs may make a considerable contribution to the human intake of inorganic arsenic.
Xiao-Juan Liu; Quan-Li Zhao; Guo-Xin Sun; Paul Williams; Xiu-Jun Lu; Jing-Zhu Cai; Wen-Ju Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)     Volume:  172C     ISSN:  1873-6424     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Pollut.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  149-154     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
College of Resources and Environmental Science, Hebei Agricultural University, Baoding, 2596 Lekainan Street, Hebei Province 071000, China.
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