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Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 291, Issue 1, pp 217–221 | Cite as

A NAA collaborative study in white rice performed in seven Asian countries

  • J. H. MoonEmail author
  • M. Ebihara
  • B. F. Ni
  • B. Arporn
  • P. Setyo
  • R. M. Theresia
  • B. S. Wee
  • N. A. Abd. Salim
  • P. C. B. Pabroa
Article

Since 2000, collaborative studies for applying NAA have been performed through the Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia (FNCA) sponsored by the Japanese Government. White rice is a main food for Asians and thus was selected as a common target sample for a collaborative study in 2008. Seven Asian countries including China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines and Thailand, are greatly concerned about the composition of arsenic, heavy metals, and essential trace elements and took part in this study. Rice samples were purchased and prepared by following a protocol that had been proposed for this study. Samples were analyzed by their own NAA systems. In each country, more than 10 elements were examined and the results were compared. These data will be very useful in the monitoring of the levels of food contamination and to evaluate the nutritional status for people living in Asia.

Keywords

White rice Inorganic elements Neutron activation analysis Asian countries Dietary intake level 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This research has been carried out by the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Science and Technology of Japan.

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Moon
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Ebihara
    • 2
  • B. F. Ni
    • 3
  • B. Arporn
    • 4
  • P. Setyo
    • 5
  • R. M. Theresia
    • 5
  • B. S. Wee
    • 6
  • N. A. Abd. Salim
    • 6
  • P. C. B. Pabroa
    • 7
  1. 1.Korea Atomic Energy Research InstituteDaejeonKorea
  2. 2.Department of ChemistryTokyo Metropolitan UniversityHachioji, TokyoJapan
  3. 3.China Institute of Atomic EnergyBeijingPeople’s Republic of China
  4. 4.Thailand Institute of Nuclear TechnologyBangkokThailand
  5. 5.National Nuclear Energy AgencySerpongIndonesia
  6. 6.Malaysian Nuclear AgencyKajangMalaysia
  7. 7.Philippine Nuclear Research InstituteQuezon CityPhilippines

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