By Andrew A. Meharg,Fang-Jie Zhao

Rice is the staple nutrition for half the world’s inhabitants. intake of rice is the foremost publicity course globally to the category one, non-threshold carcinogen inorganic arsenic. This e-book explains the assets of arsenic to paddy soils and the biogeochemical methods and plant physiological attributes of paddy soil-rice ecosystems that result in 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 healthiness dangers. 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 provides the data of arsenic focus and speciation in different significant vegetation and descriptions ways for reducing arsenic in rice grain and within the human vitamin via agronomic management.

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