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Contribution of water, bread, and vegetables (raw and cooked) to dietary intake of inorganic arsenic in a rural village of Northern Chile.
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PMID:  15030245     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Total and inorganic As contents of cooked vegetables obtained from an arsenic endemic area of Chile were analyzed. Inorganic As intake from those foods, bread, and water was estimated. The study was performed in two different periods, in which the water used by the population for drinking and cooking purposes contained 0.572 (first period) or 0.041 microg mL(-)(1) (second period). In the first period, the FAO/WHO reference intake was exceeded by all of the persons interviewed. In the second period, the reference intake was exceeded by all of the persons interviewed ages 13-15. The foods studied contributed 4% (first period) or 25% (second period) of the inorganic As intake. The results show the contribution of food to inorganic As intake and the risk to which those ages 15 or younger are exposed.
Oscar Pablo Díaz; Irma Leyton; Ociel Muñoz; Nelson Núñez; Vicenta Devesa; Maria Angeles Súñer; Dinoraz Vélez; Rosa Montoro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0021-8561     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Agric. Food Chem.     Publication Date:  2004 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-19     Completed Date:  2004-05-07     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1773-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Facultad de Química y Biología and Centro de Estudios en Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 3363, Santiago de Chile, 33074 Correo 33, Chile.
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MeSH Terms
Arsenic / administration & dosage*,  analysis
Bread / analysis*
Hot Temperature
Rural Population*
Vegetables / chemistry*
Water / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
7440-38-2/Arsenic; 7732-18-5/Water

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