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Dietary exposure to total and toxic arsenic in Belgium: Importance of arsenic speciation in North Sea fish

Willy Baeyens, Yue Gao, Sandra De Galan, Maaike Bilau, Nicolas Van Larebeke UGent and Martine Leermakers (2009) MOLECULAR NUTRITION & FOOD RESEARCH. 53(5). p.558-565
abstract
Total and toxic (sum of As(III), As(V), monomethylarsenic (MMA), and dimethylarsenic (DMA)) As concentrations were assessed in 19 respectively 4 different fish and shellfish species from the North Sea. Following results were obtained: (i) for fish an average total As concentration of 12.8 mu g/g ww and a P90 value of 30.6 mu g/g ww; (ii) for shellfish an average total As concentration of 21.6 mu g/g ww and a P90 value of 40.0 mu g/g ww; (iii) for fish an average toxic As concentration of 0.132 mu g/g ww and a P90 value of 0.232 mu g/g ww; (iv) for shellfish ail average toxic As concentration of 0.198 mu g/g ww and a P90 value of 0.263 mu g/g ww. For the Belgian consumer the average daily intake of total arsenic from fish, shellfish, fruit, and soft drinks (the main food carriers of As in Belgium) amounts to 285 mu g/day with more than 95% coming from fish and shellfish, while for a high level consumer it amounts to 649 mu g/day, more than twice the average value. Using the same daily consumption pattern for the selected food products as for total As, we find that the average daily intake of toxic As amounts to 5.8 mu g/day, with a 50% contribution of fish and shellfish and the high level intake to 9.5 mu g/day. When considering the FOA/WHO Expert Committee's recommendation for inorganic As intake of 2 mu g/kg bw/day or 140 mu g/day for a 70 kg person, the toxic dose in Belgium is thus an order of magnitude lower.
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journal title
MOLECULAR NUTRITION & FOOD RESEARCH
Mol. Nutr. Food Res.
volume
53
issue
5
pages
558 - 565
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000266308600005
JCR category
FOOD SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
JCR impact factor
4.356 (2009)
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1/117 (2009)
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1 (2009)
ISSN
1613-4125
DOI
10.1002/mnfr.200700533
language
English
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yes
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A1
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700570
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-700570
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2009-06-15 19:18:03
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  abstract     = {Total and toxic (sum of As(III), As(V), monomethylarsenic (MMA), and dimethylarsenic (DMA)) As concentrations were assessed in 19 respectively 4 different fish and shellfish species from the North Sea. Following results were obtained: (i) for fish an average total As concentration of 12.8 mu g/g ww and a P90 value of 30.6 mu g/g ww; (ii) for shellfish an average total As concentration of 21.6 mu g/g ww and a P90 value of 40.0 mu g/g ww; (iii) for fish an average toxic As concentration of 0.132 mu g/g ww and a P90 value of 0.232 mu g/g ww; (iv) for shellfish ail average toxic As concentration of 0.198 mu g/g ww and a P90 value of 0.263 mu g/g ww. For the Belgian consumer the average daily intake of total arsenic from fish, shellfish, fruit, and soft drinks (the main food carriers of As in Belgium) amounts to 285 mu g/day with more than 95\% coming from fish and shellfish, while for a high level consumer it amounts to 649 mu g/day, more than twice the average value. Using the same daily consumption pattern for the selected food products as for total As, we find that the average daily intake of toxic As amounts to 5.8 mu g/day, with a 50\% contribution of fish and shellfish and the high level intake to 9.5 mu g/day. When considering the FOA/WHO Expert Committee's recommendation for inorganic As intake of 2 mu g/kg bw/day or 140 mu g/day for a 70 kg person, the toxic dose in Belgium is thus an order of magnitude lower.},
  author       = {Baeyens, Willy and Gao, Yue and De Galan, Sandra and Bilau, Maaike and Van Larebeke, Nicolas and Leermakers, Martine},
  issn         = {1613-4125},
  journal      = {MOLECULAR NUTRITION \& FOOD RESEARCH},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {558--565},
  title        = {Dietary exposure to total and toxic arsenic in Belgium: Importance of arsenic speciation in North Sea fish},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mnfr.200700533},
  volume       = {53},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Baeyens, Willy, Yue Gao, Sandra De Galan, Maaike Bilau, Nicolas Van Larebeke, and Martine Leermakers. 2009. “Dietary Exposure to Total and Toxic Arsenic in Belgium: Importance of Arsenic Speciation in North Sea Fish.” Molecular Nutrition & Food Research 53 (5): 558–565.
APA
Baeyens, W., Gao, Y., De Galan, S., Bilau, M., Van Larebeke, N., & Leermakers, M. (2009). Dietary exposure to total and toxic arsenic in Belgium: Importance of arsenic speciation in North Sea fish. MOLECULAR NUTRITION & FOOD RESEARCH, 53(5), 558–565.
Vancouver
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Baeyens W, Gao Y, De Galan S, Bilau M, Van Larebeke N, Leermakers M. Dietary exposure to total and toxic arsenic in Belgium: Importance of arsenic speciation in North Sea fish. MOLECULAR NUTRITION & FOOD RESEARCH. 2009;53(5):558–65.
MLA
Baeyens, Willy, Yue Gao, Sandra De Galan, et al. “Dietary Exposure to Total and Toxic Arsenic in Belgium: Importance of Arsenic Speciation in North Sea Fish.” MOLECULAR NUTRITION & FOOD RESEARCH 53.5 (2009): 558–565. Print.