Arsenic speciation in food in Belgium. Part 2: Cereals and cereal products.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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This study reports results of total arsenic (As) and various As species in 75 samples of cereals and cereal products bought on the Belgian market. In addition to rice, the samples were wheat, pasta, bread and some breakfast cereals. The inorganic species arsenite (As) and arsenate (As), and the organic As compounds dimethyl arsinate (DMA) and monomethyl arsonate (MA) were the only As species detected. Mean As was 0.150 ± 0.089 mg kg in rice and 0.012 ± 0.008 mg kg in the non-rice cereals. The inorganic arsenic fraction (As = As + As) dominated in all samples and was in the range 5…

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