Arsenic in Rice: A Recent Update
- *Corresponding Author:
- Debasis Chakrabarty
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research - National Botanical Research Institute (CSIR-NBRI), Rana Pratap Marg, Lucknow-226001, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: 01 September 2015 Accepted date: 07 September 2015 Published date: 09 September 2015
Arsenic (As) exposure, in human has been associated with an increased risk of malignant arsenical skin lesions, and carcinomas.Rice is the major crop in areas where severe as contamination occurs and has been reported to accumulate up to 2 mg Kg-1 As in grains and up to 92 mg Kg-1 in straw. The population consume as polluted rice are under the threat from As contamination, which may pose a significant health risk.