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Official Journal of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)

Table 1 Arsenic concentration (mg/kg) in paddy soil and rice from mine-impacted paddy fields, Guangdong Province, and the Pearl River Delta

From: Arsenic in the Pearl River Delta and its related waterbody, South China: occurrence and sources, a review

  n Soil Range Average Literature
Rice grain Straw Root Rice grain Straw Root
Fankou mine 20a 10.2 ± 4.20 0.18–0.39 1.60–6.90 11.1–59.4 0.25 3.30 25.6 Li et al. (2014)
Lechang mine 8a 80.8 ± 25.9 0.17–0.38 2.10–10.4 24.8–52.0 0.28 5.80 35.0
Lianhuashan mine 73a 77.7 ± 25.7 0.03–1.04 1.11–12.7 186–2136 0.36 5.86 1003 Liu et al. (2015)
107a 80.0 NDf–1.00 0.22–28.0 40.0–2136 0.32 3.00 822 Yu et al. (2016)
Dabaoshan mine 16a 176–279 0.51 7.35 20.0 Liao et al. (2016)
95a 0.07–0.45 0.19 Zhu et al. (2008)
Pearl River Delta 17c 13.7 ± 12.8 0.13–0.28 0.93–6.19 35.4–327 0.19 3.70 99.0 Lu et al. (2010)
12d 10.2 ± 6.30 0.21–0.43 1.66–18.0 24.5–240 0.29 5.74 102
Guangdong Province 41b 0.07–0.19 0.11 Ma et al. (2017)
260b ND–0.23 0.06 Lin et al. (2015)
China 92b ND–0.31 0.05 Fang et al. (2014)
Chinese standard 0.20 GB 2762–2017e
EU standard 0.25a Commission Regulation (EU) 2015/1006
0.20b
  1. aUnpolished (brown) rice,
  2. bPolished (white) rice,
  3. cHuahang-Simiao cultivar,
  4. dPeizha-Taifeng cultivar,
  5. eThreshold of contaminants in food, the Chinese national Standard for Food Safety (GB 2762-2017),
  6. fNon-detectable value