Arsenic exposure and health risk from consumption of brown rice in rural Bengal, India
2012 (English)In: Understanding the Geological and Medical Interface of Arsenic, As 2012 - 4th International Congress: Arsenic in the Environment, Taylor & Francis Group, 2012, 505-507 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
This study investigates the Arsenic (As) concentration in different types of brown rice grain and assesses As exposure and non-cancer health risk from rice consumption. Daily Intake (DI rice) and Hazard Quotient (HQ) from rice were calculated for the people who are consuming these type of rice. Daily intake value of As from rice was compared with previous WHO recommended Provisional Tolerable Daily Intake value (PTDI) of 2.1 ÎŒg/day/kg bw to understand which kind of rice may pose potential health risk. Hazard quotient (HQ) was determined to understand the potential non-cancer health risk of the people who are consuming these rice. This study indicates that for SB brown rice consumer in 29% cases DI rice exceeds the previous PTDI value and 100% cases HQ value exceeds 1.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis Group, 2012. 505-507 p.
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-101357ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84864879040ISBN: 978-041563763-3OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-101357DiVA: diva2:547477
4th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2012;Cairns, QLD; 22 July 2012 through 27 July 2012
QC 201208282012-08-282012-08-272012-08-28Bibliographically approved