Arsenic Intake through Consumed Rice in Iran: Markets Role or Government Responsibility

Sepideh Nemati, Mohammad Mosaferi, Alireza Ostadrahimi & Amir Mohammadi
Background: the present study investigated arsenic content in Iranian, im­ported rice on sale in Tabriz (fourth most populous city of Iran) market, and assesses daily arsenic intake from rice. Methods: A total of 33 locally available rice samples from different brands were collected and then wet and dry ashing digestion procedures were compared for decomposition of them before analyzing by graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS). Results: The mean arsenic concentration in Iranian rice was...
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