Inorganic arsenic levels in rice milk exceed EU and US drinking water standards

Andrew A. Meharg, Claire Deacon, Robert C. J. Campbell, Anne-Marie Carey, Paul N Williams, Joerg Feldmann, Andrea Raab

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Abstract

Under EU legislation, total arsenic levels in drinking water should not exceed 10 μg l , while in the US this figure is set at 10 μg l 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 μg l , 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. © The Royal Society of Chemistry.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)428-431
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Environmental Monitoring
Volume10
Issue number4
Early online date7 Mar 2008
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 2008

Keywords

  • risk-assessment
  • dietary exposure
  • speciation
  • seafood

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Inorganic arsenic levels in rice milk exceed EU and US drinking water standards. / Meharg, Andrew A.; Deacon, Claire; Campbell, Robert C. J.; Carey, Anne-Marie; Williams, Paul N; Feldmann, Joerg; Raab, Andrea.

In: Journal of Environmental Monitoring, Vol. 10, No. 4, 07.03.2008, p. 428-431.

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Meharg, Andrew A. ; Deacon, Claire ; Campbell, Robert C. J. ; Carey, Anne-Marie ; Williams, Paul N ; Feldmann, Joerg ; Raab, Andrea. / Inorganic arsenic levels in rice milk exceed EU and US drinking water standards. In: Journal of Environmental Monitoring. 2008 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 428-431.
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