Prevalence and demographic predictors of low-level arsenic exposure in Uruguayan school children

E. I. Queirolo, M. Vahter, N. Mañay, M. Guido, K. Kordas

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Abstract

Arsenic exposure is a global health problem but little is known about the prevalence, predictors and effects of low-level exposure, particularly in children. We measured water arsenic and urinary concentrations of inorganic arsenic metabolites in 6-8 years old children from Montevideo, Uruguay. Water As in this group was 0.46 ± 0.28 μg L-1, whereas the sum of inorganic arsenic species in urine was 14.4 ± 11.9 μg L-1. Water arsenic did not predict urinary arsenic levels. Several demographic predictors were identified, including measures of socioeconomic status, sex, and family consumption of bottled water, but these require further investigation. Other sources and health effects of this low-level exposure need to be investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOne Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014)
Subtitle of host publicationAs 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages565-567
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781138001411
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014
Event5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2014 - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Duration: May 11 2014May 16 2014

Publication series

NameOne Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014): As 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment

Other

Other5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment, As 2014
CountryArgentina
CityBuenos Aires
Period5/11/145/16/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemical Health and Safety

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    Queirolo, E. I., Vahter, M., Mañay, N., Guido, M., & Kordas, K. (2014). Prevalence and demographic predictors of low-level arsenic exposure in Uruguayan school children. In One Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014): As 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment (pp. 565-567). (One Century of the Discovery of Arsenicosis in Latin America (1914-2014): As 2014 - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Arsenic in the Environment). CRC Press/Balkema. https://doi.org/10.1201/b16767-209