Arsenic & Rice by Andrew A. Meharg,Fang-Jie Zhao

By Andrew A. Meharg,Fang-Jie Zhao

Rice is the staple foodstuff for 1/2 the world’s inhabitants. intake of rice is the foremost publicity direction globally to the category one, non-threshold carcinogen inorganic arsenic. This ebook explains the assets of arsenic to paddy soils and the biogeochemical techniques and plant physiological attributes of paddy soil-rice ecosystems that bring about excessive concentrations of arsenic in rice grain. It provides the worldwide development of arsenic focus and speciation in rice, discusses human exposures to inorganic arsenic from rice and the ensuing future health hazards. It additionally highlights specific populations that experience the top rice consumptions, which come with Southern and South East Asians, weaning infants, gluten intolerance victims and people eating rice milk. The ebook additionally offers the knowledge of arsenic focus and speciation in different significant plants and descriptions ways for decreasing arsenic in rice grain and within the human nutrition via agronomic management.

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