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Embedded Health Risk from Arsenic in Globally Traded Rice
Nunes, Luis M.; Li, Gang; Chen, Wei-Qiang; Meharg, Andrew A.; O'Connor, Patrick; Zhu, Yong-Guan
AbstractInternational food trade is fundamental to globalfood security but with often negative consequences in theproducing country. We propose a method of quantifyingflows ofinorganic arsenic (iAs) and embedded increased lifetime cancerrisks (EHR) at a global scale, where negative impacts are felt onthe importing country. Computations were made for 153countries. Vietnam exports the most iAs embedded in rice (796kg/year) followed by India (788 kg/year), Thailand (485 kg/year),and the United States (323 kg/year). We show that continentalChina, Indonesia, and Malaysia have the highest imports of iAs(292, 174, and 123 kg/year, respectively). Bangladesh rankshighest in EHR followed by Vietnam and Cambodia (150, 141, and 111 per 100,000, respectively). Countries that dependexclusively on imported rice are importing a substantial amount of risk, as, e.g., Kiribati and Solomon Islands (57 and 53 per100,000, respectively). We discuss the potential policy options for reducing population dietary health risks by well-balancedapportioning of rice sources. This study targets policy design solutions based on health gains, rather than on safe levels of the riskfactor alone.
Department城市与区域生态国家重点实验室 ; 城市与区域生态国家重点实验室
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Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Urban Environm, Key Lab Urban Environm & Human Hlth, Ningbo Observat & Res Stn, Xiamen 361021, Peoples R China
2.Univ Lisbon, Inst Super Tecn, CERIS, P-1049001 Lisbon, Portugal
3.Univ Algarve, P-8005139 Faro, Portugal
4.CAS Haixi Ind Technol Innovat Ctr Beilun, Zhejiang Key Lab Urban Environm Proc & Pollut Con, Ningbo 315830, Peoples R China
5.Queens Univ Belfast, Inst Global Food Secur, Belfast BT9 5BN, Antrim, North Ireland
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Nunes, Luis M.,Li, Gang,Chen, Wei-Qiang,et al. Embedded Health Risk from Arsenic in Globally Traded Rice[J]. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY,2022,56(10):6415-6425.
APA Nunes, Luis M.,Li, Gang,Chen, Wei-Qiang,Meharg, Andrew A.,O'Connor, Patrick,&Zhu, Yong-Guan.(2022).Embedded Health Risk from Arsenic in Globally Traded Rice.ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY,56(10),6415-6425.
MLA Nunes, Luis M.,et al."Embedded Health Risk from Arsenic in Globally Traded Rice".ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 56.10(2022):6415-6425.
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