Meharg, Andrew A. and Deacon, Claire and Campbell, Robert C. J. and Carey, Anne Marie and Carey, Anne-Marie and Williams, Paul and Feldmann, Jörg and Raab, Andrea (2008) Inorganic arsenic levels in rice milk exceed EU and US drinking water standards. Journal of Environmental Monitoring, 10 (4). pp. 428-431. ISSN 1464-0325Full text not available from this repository.
Under EU legislation, total arsenic levels in drinking water should not exceed 10 μg l−1, while in the US this figure is set at 10 μg l−1 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−1, 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.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of Environmental Monitoring|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited On:||27 Apr 2012 12:27|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 20:19|
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