Arsenic concentration in rice, fish, meat and vegetables in Cambodia: A preliminary risk assessment

Hong Sheng Wang, Suthipong Sthiannopkao, Zhuo Jia Chen, Yu Bon Man, Jun Du, Guang Hua Xing, Kyoung Woong Kim, Mohamed Salleh Mohamed Yasin, Jamal Hisham Hashim, Ming Hung Wong

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Abstract

To assess arsenic contaminations and its possible adverse health effects, food samples were collected from Kandal, Kratie and Kampong Cham in Cambodia. The highest and the lowest concentrations were observed in fish (mean 2,832 ng g-1, ww) collected from Kandal province and cattle stomach (1.86 ± 1.10 ng g-1, ww) collected from Kratie, respectively. The daily intake of arsenic via food consumption was 604, 9.70 and 136 μg day-1 in Kandal, Kratie and Kampong Cham, respectively. The arsenic dietary intake in Kandal ranked No. 1 among all the 17 compared countries or regions. Fish consumption contributed the greatest proportion of total arsenic daily intake in Kandal (about 63.0 %) and Kampong Cham (about 69.8 %). It is revealed to be a much more important exposure pathway than drinking water for residents in Kampong Cham. The results of risk assessment suggested that the residents in Cambodia, particularly for people in Kandal province, suffer high public health risks due to consuming arsenic-contaminated food.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-755
Number of pages11
JournalEnvironmental Geochemistry and Health
Volume35
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Arsenic (As)
  • Cambodia
  • Dietary intake
  • Food consumption
  • Risk assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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Wang, H. S., Sthiannopkao, S., Chen, Z. J., Man, Y. B., Du, J., Xing, G. H., ... Wong, M. H. (2013). Arsenic concentration in rice, fish, meat and vegetables in Cambodia: A preliminary risk assessment. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 35(6), 745-755. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-013-9532-0

Arsenic concentration in rice, fish, meat and vegetables in Cambodia : A preliminary risk assessment. / Wang, Hong Sheng; Sthiannopkao, Suthipong; Chen, Zhuo Jia; Man, Yu Bon; Du, Jun; Xing, Guang Hua; Kim, Kyoung Woong; Mohamed Yasin, Mohamed Salleh; Hashim, Jamal Hisham; Wong, Ming Hung.

In: Environmental Geochemistry and Health, Vol. 35, No. 6, 12.2013, p. 745-755.

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Wang, HS, Sthiannopkao, S, Chen, ZJ, Man, YB, Du, J, Xing, GH, Kim, KW, Mohamed Yasin, MS, Hashim, JH & Wong, MH 2013, 'Arsenic concentration in rice, fish, meat and vegetables in Cambodia: A preliminary risk assessment', Environmental Geochemistry and Health, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 745-755. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-013-9532-0
Wang, Hong Sheng ; Sthiannopkao, Suthipong ; Chen, Zhuo Jia ; Man, Yu Bon ; Du, Jun ; Xing, Guang Hua ; Kim, Kyoung Woong ; Mohamed Yasin, Mohamed Salleh ; Hashim, Jamal Hisham ; Wong, Ming Hung. / Arsenic concentration in rice, fish, meat and vegetables in Cambodia : A preliminary risk assessment. In: Environmental Geochemistry and Health. 2013 ; Vol. 35, No. 6. pp. 745-755.
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