The ability of rice to accumulate relatively large quantities of arsenic in its grain, in contrast to other cereals, like wheat, is well established. However, introducing legislation on maximum levels of total arsenic in rice (and other foods) is difficult, due to the highly variable health effects of individual arsenic species. Therefore, legislation for arsenic content in foods requires dependable identification and quantification of inorganic arsenic (which is highly toxic and carcinogenic) in the presence of potentially dozens of arsenic-containing compounds.
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