Determination of inorganic arsenic in food

Arsenic is a naturally occurring element, that exist in different inorganic and organic forms, present in soil, ground water and plants.
The inorganic forms of arsenic are more toxic as compared to the organic arsenic.
Food, particularly grain-based processed products such as wheat bread, rice, milk and dairy products, and drinking water are the main sources of exposure.
The main adverse effects reported to be associated with long term ingestion of inorganic arsenic in humans are: skin lesions, cancer, developmental toxicity, neurotoxicity, cardiovascular diseases, abnormal glucose metabolism, and diabetes. There is emerging evidence of negative impacts on fetal and infant development, particularly reduced birth weight.

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