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Trace elements in native and improved paddy rice from different climatic regions of Sri Lanka: implications for public health

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Title
Trace elements in native and improved paddy rice from different climatic regions of Sri Lanka: implications for public health
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SpringerPlus, October 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40064-016-3547-9
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Saranga Diyabalanage, Thamara Navarathna, Hemalika T. K. Abeysundara, Sanath Rajapakse, Rohana Chandrajith

Abstract

Samples of 226 new improved and 21 indigenous rice (Oryza sativa L.) varieties were collected from the rice fields in three climatic zones of Sri Lanka and concentrations of 18 trace elements (Li, B, Al, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Sr, Mo, Cd, Ba, Pb and Bi) were measured giving particular emphasis on Se, Cd and As using ICP-MS. The two way multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) method was employed to identify the differences in composition among rice from different climatic zones. The mean values obtained for both white and red rice were Se (36; 25 µg/kg), As (42; 45 µg/kg) and Cd (70; 123 µg/kg) on dry weight basis. However mean content of Se, As and Cd of native rice varieties were 69, 74 and 33 µg/kg, respectively. Statistical interpretations showed that in the majority of cases, there was a significant difference in Cd content among climatic zones whereas Se and Pb show differences between white and red rice varieties. Arsenic did not indicate any significant difference either between rice types or among climatic regions. Notably Se and As contents in indigenous rice were higher than that of improved rice types. To assess the safety of dietary of intake, daily intake of Se, Cd and As by rice were calculated. Non-gender specific Estimated Daily Intake (EDI) of Se, Cd and As consuming improved rice are 9.31, 24.1 and 12.2 µg day(-1), respectively. Since over 50 % of daily meals of people contain rice or rice based products, Se intake is expected to be deficient among the Sri Lankan population.

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Unknown 107 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 16 15%
Student > Bachelor 11 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 8%
Student > Master 7 7%
Professor 6 6%
Other 22 21%
Unknown 36 34%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 9%
Chemistry 9 8%
Environmental Science 7 7%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 4 4%
Other 18 17%
Unknown 43 40%
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