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Sunday, December 4, 2011, 2:03am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I have increased the amount of fish in my diet.

This apparently has increased the amount of arsenic in my diet, which results in adverse health consequences for me.

I would like to reduce the amount of arsenic in my diet.

To do this, I need more specific information on concentrations of organic and inorganic arsenic in various fish species and brands of fish.  

I was hoping someone could point me to measurements of arsenic in various fish.

I would also be interested in concentrations of arsenic in other foods.  


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might certain levels of arsenic or cyanide etc have an hormesis effect?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hormesis

like Resveratrol is a hormetin.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3016073/?tool=pubmed
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sirtuin


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http://www.inchem.org/documents/jecfa/jecmono/v18je17.htm
A couple quotes, may be of some interest for a more complete reading, various things.

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    Food. With the exceptions of seafood, and animal and poultry
    offal, the concentration of arsenic in food appears to be generally
    <0.25 mg/kg. The actual concentrations determined depend upon the
    limits of determination of the method of analysis and the competence
    of the analyst. With the exceptions mentioned above recent information
    (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1982) indicates that the
    concentration of arsenic in food prepared for human consumption is
    commonly <0.02 mg/kg. Plant foods may be contaminated by the
    deposition of atmospheric arsenic emitted by industry (Hislop et al.,
    1982; Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, 1982) or through
    the use of arsenical pesticides, such as lead arsenate (Crecelius,
    1977a).....



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TABLE 2.  ARSENIC CONTENT OF FOOD GROUPS DETERMINED IN THE 1978 UK TOTAL
              DIET STUDY (MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD, 1982)

                                                                          

                           Estimated     Mean arsenic    Estimated mean
          Food group     weight eaten    concentration    daily intake
                           (kg/day)         (mg/kg)           (µg)
                                                                          

    1. Cereals               0.23            <0.02             <5
    2. Meat                  0.15            <0.03             <5
    3. Fish                  0.02             2.71             54
    4. Fats                  0.08            <0.02             <2
    5. Fruits/sugars         0.17            <0.02             <3
    6. Root vegetables       0.18            <0.02             <4
    7. Other vegetables      0.11            <0.02             <2
    8. Beverages             0.12            <0.005            <3
    9. Milk                  0.40            <0.01             <4
                                                                          

    Total                    1.46                             <81
                                                                          
    
         The most significant source of dietary arsenic is fish (including
    shellfish). In the United Kingdom fish forms 2% of the average diet by
    weight but accounts for about 75% of its arsenic content.
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It looks as though the locale may be the most important factor.

Also there seems to be a difference between organic and inorganic arsenic compounds to effect.
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Just a thought....

Would arsenic accumulate in fish like mercury?
If so, then fish that is not a 'tooth fish' should have lower levels of arsenic, as should sardines which are caught quite young I believe...the toxin won't have had enough time to accumulate.

There is a guy on the forum that seems to know a lot about fish...san j- maybe he'll have an input here  
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