Arsenic in various foods: cumulative data

Food Addit Contam. 2007 May;24(5):447-534. doi: 10.1080/02652030601053121.


Data for the arsenic content in various foods were collated. The number of collected values was about 2500 columns, which enables an estimation of the range of arsenic contents in each food group. Data were categorized into six groups (crops, milk/meat/egg, fish, algae, seafood, others) and expressed as a percentile graph. In addition, the inorganic arsenic ratio of each food group was estimated. This approach enabled the authors to understand the arsenic contents of some food groups at a glance. The intake of inorganic arsenic seems to be mostly from seafood. The contribution from other categories of food is small.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arsenic / analysis*
  • Crops, Agricultural / chemistry
  • Eggs / analysis
  • Food Contamination / analysis*
  • Meat / analysis
  • Milk / chemistry
  • Risk Management / methods
  • Seafood / analysis


  • Arsenic