Special Issue "Arsenic Exposure in Environment and Human Health"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019
Arsenic in drinking water is a major cause of health issues, including cancer, in many countries across the world. The most severely affected areas are in Southeast Asia, notably Bangladesh and West Bengal in India. Every year, several tens of thousands premature deaths are attributable to arsenic exposure from drinking water and more recently from food. Rice is already known to be a major route of arsenic exposure especially in areas where arsenic in drinking water is low. Due to the health risks from arsenic exposure from rice consumption, the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives recommended a maximum level of 0.2 mg/kg of inorganic arsenic in polished rice and 0.4 mg/kg for brown rice. However, this regulation is not enacted in many countries.
This Special Issue in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health is devoted to recent findings on “Arsenic Exposure in Environment and Human Health” to make substantial contribution to knowledge gaps in understanding of pathways of exposure and associated health risks to decide mitigation and management of arsenic in the environment.
Wide range of topics will be included in this issue, related to, but not limited to, arsenic concentrations in food and beverages, in particular rice, wheat and vegetables; exposure routes and biomarkers that may be used as proxies for arsenic exposure; various models for estimating health risk of arsenic and in particular their variation between different sub-groups and vulnerable populations; and management of arsenic health risks through regulation and effective treatment.
Dr. Debapriya Mondal
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- drinking water
- arsenic in rice
- arsenic in wheat
- arsenic speciation
- human health risk
- bioavailability and bio-accessibility of arsenic
- risk assessment