Intake of inorganic arsenic from food in hungary, Romania and Slovakia

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Abstract

The report presents secondary analysis findings from the “ArSenic Health Risk Assessment and Molecular epidemiology” (ASHRAM) study. Aim: to quantify exposure from ingestion of inorganic arsenic (iAs) from food. Methods: Participants (n = 540) were controls selected for a case-control study, residents of Slovakia, Hungary and Romania aged 30–79, and were general hospital surgery in-patients (appendicitis, abdominal hernia, duodenal ulcer, or cholelithiasis) and orthopedic and traumatology patients (fractures). Dietary habits were assessed using a validated food frequency questionnaire, and these were linked to iAs contents in rice and potatoes to estimate iAs intake from food at individual level. Results: (The total iAs intake from food for the general population in areas of Central Europe was estimated as 10.14 μg/day (±6.83), and 19.80 μg/day (±20.78) after adding intake from cooking water. Conclusions: The main contributor to daily iAs intake in this population was rice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArsenic Research and Global Sustainability - Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, AS 2016
EditorsProsun Bhattacharya, Gunnar Jacks, Jochen Bundschuh, Prosun Bhattacharya, Marie Vahter, Jerker Jarsjo, Jerker Jarsjo, Jurate Kumpiene, Arslan Ahmad, Charlotte Sparrenbom, Marinus Eric Donselaar, Jochen Bundschuh, Ravi Naidu, Ravi Naidu
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages316-317
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781138029415
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Event6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, AS 2016 - Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: Jun 19 2016Jun 23 2016

Publication series

NameArsenic Research and Global Sustainability - Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, AS 2016

Other

Other6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, AS 2016
CountrySweden
CityStockholm
Period6/19/166/23/16

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Environmental Chemistry

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ASHRAM Study Group (2016). Intake of inorganic arsenic from food in hungary, Romania and Slovakia. In P. Bhattacharya, G. Jacks, J. Bundschuh, P. Bhattacharya, M. Vahter, J. Jarsjo, J. Jarsjo, J. Kumpiene, A. Ahmad, C. Sparrenbom, M. E. Donselaar, J. Bundschuh, R. Naidu, & R. Naidu (Eds.), Arsenic Research and Global Sustainability - Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, AS 2016 (pp. 316-317). (Arsenic Research and Global Sustainability - Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, AS 2016). CRC Press/Balkema.