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Total and inorganic arsenic in marketed food and associated health risks for the Catalan population (Spain).
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PMID:  21797247     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Inorganic Arsenic (iAs) is considered a human carcinogen. In this paper, total (As) and iAs content of 215 food products and drinks (i.e. Seafood, fruits and vegetables, meat products, oils and fats, rice and rice products, seasonings and alcoholic drinks) marketed in Catalonia (Spain) was quantified by inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry. The analytical method described was used for different food products, obtaining feasible results without the need to couple LC- ICP-MS for iAs. Daily As and iAs intakes for the average adult Catalan consumer were estimated at 354 and 6.1 μg/day/person respectively using consumption data from the Catalan Nutrition Survey (ENCAT). The highest As content was found in seafood, contributing 96% of dietary As intake while rice presented the highest iAs values corresponding to 67% of dietary iAs intake. As cooking process may affect to iAs content, boiled rice was evaluated showing an iAs reduction (up to 86%) when using higher water volumes (30:1 water:rice ratio) than those used in previous studies. This iAs exposure was slightly below the exposure risk range stated by the European Food Safety Authority (0.3-8 μg/kg of body weight per day), although the possibility of a risk to the population with high rice consumption cannot be excluded.
Mireia Fontcuberta; Josep Calderón; Joan Ramon Villalbí; Francesc Centrich; Samuel Portaña; Albert Espelt; Julia Duran; Manel Nebot
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of agricultural and food chemistry     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1520-5118     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374755     Medline TA:  J Agric Food Chem     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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