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Inorganic arsenic levels in rice milk exceed EU and US drinking water standards.
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PMID:  18385862     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Under EU legislation, total arsenic levels in drinking water should not exceed 10 microg l(-1), while in the US this figure is set at 10 microg l(-1) inorganic arsenic. All rice milk samples analysed in a supermarket survey (n = 19) would fail the EU limit with up to 3 times this concentration recorded, while out of the subset that had arsenic species determined (n = 15), 80% had inorganic arsenic levels above 10 microg l(-1), with the remaining 3 samples approaching this value. It is a point for discussion whether rice milk is seen as a water substitute or as a food, there are no EU or US food standards highlighting the disparity between water and food regulations in this respect.
Andrew A Meharg; Claire Deacon; Robert C J Campbell; Anne-Marie Carey; Paul N Williams; Joerg Feldmann; Andrea Raab
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-03-07
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of environmental monitoring : JEM     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1464-0325     ISO Abbreviation:  J Environ Monit     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-03     Completed Date:  2008-08-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100968688     Medline TA:  J Environ Monit     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  428-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen, Cruickshank Building, St., Machar Drive, Aberdeen, UK, AB24 3UU.
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MeSH Terms
Arsenicals* / analysis,  standards
Milk Substitutes* / chemistry,  standards
Oryza sativa / chemistry*
United States
Water Supply / standards*
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