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Abstract Title:

Inorganic arsenic contents in rice-based infant foods from Spain, UK, China and USA.

Abstract Source:

Environ Pollut. 2012 Apr ;163:77-83. Epub 2012 Jan 11. PMID: 22325434

Abstract Author(s):

Angel A Carbonell-Barrachina, Xiangchun Wu, Amanda Ramírez-Gandolfo, Gareth J Norton, Francisco Burló, Claire Deacon, Andrew A Meharg

Article Affiliation:

Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Departamento Tecnología Agroalimentaria, Grupo Calidad y Seguridad Alimentaria, Carretera de Beniel, km 3.2, 03312 Orihuela, Alicante, Spain. angel.carbonell@umh.es

Abstract:

Spanish gluten-free rice, cereals with gluten, and pureed baby foods were analysed for total (t-As) and inorganic As (i-As) using ICP-MS and HPLC-ICP-MS, respectively. Besides, pure infant rice from China, USA, UK and Spain were also analysed. The i-As contents were significantly higher in gluten-free rice than in cereals mixtures with gluten, placing infants with celiac disease at high risk. All rice-based products displayed a high i-As content, with values being above 60% of the t-As content and the remainder being dimethylarsinic acid (DMA). Approximately 77% of the pure infant rice samples showed contents below 150 μg kg(-1) (Chinese limit). When daily intake of i-As by infants (4-12 months) was estimated and expressed on a bodyweight basis (μg d(-1) kg(-1)), it was higher in all infants aged 8-12 months than drinking water maximum exposures predicted for adults (assuming 1 L consumption per day fora 10 μg L(-1) standard).

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