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Arsenic in Bangladesh Rice

 

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In Bangladesh, well water is high in arsenic and is used both for irrigating ?elds and drinking. Uptake of arsenic by rice plants could be sti?ing crucial micronutrients such as selenium in rice grains. This is bad news for people in Asia, whose diet is primarily rice, because selenium helps cleanse toxic arsenic from the body. Exposure to arsenic, a class 1 carcinogen for which there is no safe dose, affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Chronic exposure leads to diseases such as skin and bladder cancer. Although most research has focused on naturally occurring arsenic in well water, new studies hint that food could be a signi?cant source of arsenic. The arsenic composition of rice typically ranges from 100 to 500 micrograms per kilogram (æg/kg), and many people in Asia eat at least 200 g/day of rice. Therefore, the levels in rice commonly lead to arsenic exposures at or above the WHO limit.

Product Specifications
SKU :COC100161
AuthorShofiqul Islam and Dr. M. Rafiqul Islam
LanguageEnglish
BindingPaperback
Number of Pages124
Publishing Year2011-08-18T00:00:00.000
ISBN978-3845433745
Edition1 st
Book TypeAgriculture & farming
Country of ManufactureIndia
Product BrandLAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Product Packaging InfoBox
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Product First Available On ClickOnCare.com2015-08-18 00:00:00