Bioavailability and speciation changes of arsenic from human nutrition: role of food preparation, conservation and digestion

01 February 2012 → 31 January 2015
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Biomarker discovery and evaluation
    • Drug discovery and development
    • Medicinal products
    • Pharmaceutics
    • Pharmacognosy and phytochemistry
    • Pharmacology
    • Pharmacotherapy
    • Toxicology and toxinology
    • Other pharmaceutical sciences
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
health risk nutrition arsenic
Project description

Arsenic is a frequent contaminant in numerous foods. the BIOTRAs project has the following aims: i) to investigate what is the effect of food preservation, -processing and gastrointestinal digestion on the speciation of As in dietary products; ii) to assess the bioavailability and toxicity of these As species ; iii) to come to a more accurate exposure assessment.