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Implementation of food frequency questionnaire for the assessment of total dietary arsenic intake in Bangladesh: part B, preliminary findings.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19123054     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dietary intake of water and food has been identified as one of the major pathways for arsenic (As) exposure in the rural population of Bangladesh. Therefore, realistic assessment and measurement of dietary intake patterns are important for the development of an accurate estimate of As exposure and human health risk assessment. One important consideration is to identify an appropriate tool for measuring dietary intake. In this study an interviewer-administered Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) was implemented to determine age and gender specific dietary intake. The developed FFQ was unique because it developed a synergy between field dietary assessment and As concentration measurements in various environmental media. The resulting integrated database provided an accurate framework for the process of As exposure and human health risk assessment. The preliminary results reported here from the FFQ demonstrated that this technique could be used in rural areas as a tool to assess As exposure and the associated human health risk.
Nasreen Islam Khan; David Bruce; Ravi Naidu; Gary Owens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-01-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental geochemistry and health     Volume:  31 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1573-2983     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Geochem Health     Publication Date:  2009 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-04-03     Completed Date:  2009-06-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8903118     Medline TA:  Environ Geochem Health     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  221-38     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Environmental Risk Assessment and Remediation (CERAR), Mawson Lakes Campus, University of South Australia, South Australia, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Arsenic / analysis*
Child, Preschool
Databases, Factual
Diet Surveys*
Environmental Exposure / analysis*
Environmental Pollutants / analysis*
Food Contamination
Infant, Newborn
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment / methods
Rural Health / statistics & numerical data
Sex Factors
Water Supply / standards
Young Adult
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 7440-38-2/Arsenic

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