Arsenic

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Arsenic is an element that occurs naturally in the environment. It has a number of industrial uses. Arsenic can enter the food supply through water, soil or air, and is found at low levels in many types of foods.

Different chemical forms of arsenic are found in foods:

  • inorganic arsenic is most common in fruit juice and rice
  • organic arsenic is found mainly in fish and shellfish

The concentrations of arsenic in foods sold in Canada are low and have been stable for many years.

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Original Article Source Credits:  Government Of Canada , https://www.canada.ca/  

Article Written By:  NA

Original Article Posted on:  2021-01-14

Link to Original Article:  https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/food-nutrition/food-safety/chemical-contaminants/environmental-contaminants/arsenic.html



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