Arsenic speciation in food in Belgium. Part 1: fish, molluscs and crustaceans

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (non vérifié)

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A series of 350 food products, belonging to various food groups and bought on the Belgian market, were analysed for total As and 5 different As species, i.e. the inorganic species AsIII and AsV, monomethyl arsonic acid (MA), dimethyl arsinic acid (DMA), and arsenobetaine (AB). This paper reports the results obtained for the food group ‘fish’, containing 98 samples of fish, molluscs and crustaceans from seawater as well as freshwater origin. In all samples AB was the dominant As species detected. DMA, MA, AsIII and AsV were found in lower concentrations in some of the organisms u…

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