Introducing speciation changes, human bioaccessibility and bioavailability in the risk evaluation of dietary inorganic arsenic intake: a Belgian case study

Last updated on 23-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Arsenic (As) is an ubiquitous element frequently present in food items. Human health risks related to its dietary intake are not linked to total As intake, but depend on the chemical form (speciation) in which As is taken up. Hence normative legislation should preferably be speciation-based in the case of As. To assess the risks associated to dietary As intake, the knowledge of the internal exposure to different As-species is necessary, and this can only be determined if speciation changes during food preparation and food digestion are known. The BIOTRAs project aimed at incorporating these…

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