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To understand arsenic exposure and potential health risk in terms of total dietary intake, Tables 3 and 4 use the ATSDR MRL of 0.
Globally, 200 million people are estimated to drink water exposing them to arsenic at concentrations above the World Health Organization's recommended limit of 10 pg/L.
Wherever arsenic goes, its sinister reputation precedes it.
Proposing a 10 ppb guidance for apple juice-the same level set for water-is a reasonable first step in protecting consumers from unnecessary exposure to arsenic.
Arsenic is a hazardous, naturally occurring element in the earth.
The report prompted a flurry of statements from the government and the rice-producing industry and mirrors findings by the consumer watchdog organization late last year on "worrisome" levels of arsenic in apple and grape juices.
htm) Consumer Reports magazine, the publication that conducted the study, reportedly tested many forms of rice for arsenic, from cereal for babies and adults, to brown and white whole grain, pasta and drinks.
A longitudinal study in Bangladesh showed dose-dependent incidence of skin lesions from chronic exposure to arsenic in drinking water, even at low levels of exposure.
Exposure to high or even moderate levels of the toxin arsenic through drinking water can elevate the risk of cardiovascular disease mortality, according to a new study published in British Medical Journal.
They point out that arsenic is a known carcinogen, even at the low levels currently found in the environment, and chronic exposure to arsenic is also linked to birth defects, diabetes, heart disease, declines in intellectual function, and neurological problems in children.
A survey of groundwater in UP revealed that arsenic contamination in the middle Gangetic plain is widespread.
Adverse pregnancy outcomes such as excess spontaneous abortion, still birth and neonatal death rates among women with chronic arsenic exposure were first reported in Bangladesh in 2001 [6].