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Arsenic and rice: monitoring and (bio)remediation studies for food safety

Grant number: 14/05151-0
Support type:Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
Duration: March 01, 2015 - February 29, 2020
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Pharmacy
Principal Investigator:Bruno Lemos Batista
Grantee:Bruno Lemos Batista
Home Institution: Centro de Ciências Naturais e Humanas (CCNH). Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC). Ministério da Educação (Brasil). Santo André , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers: Ariano Martins de Magalhães Júnior ; Fernanda Dias da Silva ; Fernando Barbosa Júnior ; Jörg Feldmann
Associated grant(s):16/10060-9 - Multi-user equipment (MUE) approved in Grant FAPESP project 2014/05151-0: inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer hyphenated to an high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC-ICP-MS), AP.EMU
Associated scholarship(s):19/14546-1 - Arsenic and rice: monitoring and (bio)remediation studies for food safety, BP.TT
18/21494-5 - Arsenic and rice: monitoring and (bio)remediation studies for food safety, BP.TT
17/20914-8 - Method validation for determination of trace elements in urine for occupational evaluation of foundry workers, BP.MS
+ associated scholarships 18/06870-0 - Arsenic and rice: monitoring and (bio)remediation studies for food safety, BP.TT
16/19924-6 - In vitro bioaccessibility assessment and in vivo bioavailability of arsenic ingested through rice commonly consumed by Brazilians, BP.DR
17/10104-9 - Arsenic and rice: monitoring and (bio)remediation studies for food safety, BP.IC
16/14881-7 - Evaluation of as and se interaction in Brazilian rice cultivars, BP.IC
15/06674-9 - Arsenic and rice: monitoring and studies of bioremediation for food safety, BP.DD - associated scholarships

Abstract

Arsenic (As) is considered the most toxic xenobiotic according to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in the United States. Concerning the chemical species present in nature, inorganic As (As3+ and As5+) are the most toxic to humans and the methylated forms are less toxic (MMA - monomethyl As -, DMA - dimethyl As - and AsB - arsenobetaine) . When present in the soil, they are absorbed by the rice roots, reaching the grain. This cereal is an important food of Brazilians and almost half the world's population, therefore, a relevant route of exposure. One the one hand, the plant has mechanisms that favor the absorption of As by roots, especially As3+ when cultivated under flooded conditions. On the other hand, also has defense mechanisms such as phytochelatins and efflux of As. It is known that the rice consumed in Brazil has an average concentration of > 222 ng g-1 which about 60 % is inorganic, representing a risk to health when compared to the maximum tolerable value of 10 µg l-1 in potable water. The main producing states are Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, which uses the cultivation at flooded conditions. Furthermore, there is currently an intense discussion among participants of the Codex Alimentarius about the maximum levels of As in rice, as well as methods of speciation and practices to mitigate this contamination. Therefore, this project aims to develop methods of chemical speciation, risk assessment of the consumption of rice and its derivatives regarding As contamination, to investigate Brazilian cultivars in relation their predilection for As, development of method for trapping volatile As for evaluation of their presence in soils of rice paddies and, finally, to study mitigation through polishing, cooking and (bio)remediation using fungi isolated from the rhizosphere of Brazilian rice. Through this project we hope to evaluate the risk of rice consumption, to reduce the As contamination in the grains aggregating nutritional value and create human resources to work on chemical analysis and food safety. (AU)

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Scientific publications (12)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
LANGE, CAMILA NEVES; MONTEIRO, LUCILENA REBELO; FREIRE, BRUNA MOREIRA; FRANCO, DANIEL FERNANDEZ; DE SOUZA, ROGERIO OLIVEIRA; DOS REIS FERREIRA, CECILIA SACRAMENTO; CENTENO DA SILVA, JULIO JOSE; BATISTA, BRUNO LEMOS. Mineral profile exploratory analysis for rice grains traceability. Food Chemistry, v. 300, DEC 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PEDRON, TATIANA; FREIRE, BRUNA MOREIRA; CASTRO, CARLOS EDUARDO; RIBAL, LUIZ FELIPE; BATISTA, BRUNO LEMOS. Availability of arsenic in rice grains by in vitro and in vivo (humans) assays. JOURNAL OF TRACE ELEMENTS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, v. 56, p. 184-191, DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SOARES GUIMARAES, LEANDRO HENRIQUE; SEGURA, FABIANA ROBERTA; TONANI, LUDMILLA; VON-ZESKA-KRESS, MARCIA REGINA; RODRIGUES, JAIRO LISBOA; CALIXTO, LEANDRO AUGUSTO; SILVA, FABIO FERREIRA; BATISTA, BRUNO LEMOS. Arsenic volatilization by Aspergillus sp. and Penicillium sp. isolated from rice rhizosphere as a promising eco-safe tool for arsenic mitigation. Journal of Environmental Management, v. 237, p. 170-179, MAY 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
PEDRON, TATIANA; SEGURA, FABIANA ROBERTA; PANIZ, FERNANDA POLIO; SOUZ, FELIPE DE MOURA; DOS SANTOS, MAURO COELHO; DE MAGALHAES JUNIOR, ARIANO MARTINS; BATISTA, BRUNO LEMOS. Mitigation of arsenic in rice grains by polishing and washing: Evidencing the benefit and the cost. JOURNAL OF CEREAL SCIENCE, v. 87, p. 52-58, MAY 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SOUZA, FELIPE DE MOURA; PANIZ, FERNANDA POLLO; PEDRON, TATIANA; DOS SANTOS, MAURO COELHO; BATISTA, BRUNO LEMOS. A high-throughput analytical tool for quantification of 15 metallic nanoparticles supported on carbon black. HELIYON, v. 5, n. 3 MAR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
PANIZ, FERNANDA POLLO; PEDRON, TATIANA; FREIRE, BRUNA MOREIRA; TORRES, DAIANE PLACIDO; SILVA, FABIO FERREIRA; BATISTA, BRUNO LEMOS. Effective procedures for the determination of As, Cd, Cu, Fe, Hg, Mg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Se, Th, Zn, U and rare earth elements in plants and foodstuffs. ANALYTICAL METHODS, v. 10, n. 33, p. 4094-4103, SEP 7 2018. Web of Science Citations: 4.
LEROUX, ISABELLE NOGUEIRA; DA SILVA FERREIRA, ANA PAULA SACONE; PANIZ, FERNANDA POLLO; PEDRON, TATIANA; SALLES, FERNANDA JUNQUEIRA; DA SILVA, FABIO FERREIRA; MALTEZ, HELOISA FRANCA; BATISTA, BRUNO LEMOS; KANESHIRO OLYMPIO, KELLY POLIDO. Lead, Cadmium, and Arsenic Bioaccessibility of 24 h Duplicate Diet Ingested by Preschool Children Attending Day Care Centers in Brazil. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH, v. 15, n. 8 AUG 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SEGURA, FABIANA ROBERTA; CAVALHEIRO PAULELLI, ANA CAROLINA; LEITE BRAGA, GILBERTO UBIDA; PEDREIRA FILHO, WALTER DOS REIS; SILVA, FABIO FERREIRA; BATISTA, BRUNO LEMOS. Promising filamentous native fungi isolated from paddy soils for arsenic mitigation in rice grains cultivated under flooded conditions. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, v. 6, n. 4, p. 3926-3932, AUG 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
ANDRADE, GEYSSA FERREIRA; PANIZ, FERNANDA POLIO; MARTINS, JR., AIRTON CUNHA; ROCHA, BRUNO ALVES; DA SILVA LOBATO, ALLAN KLYNGER; RODRIGUES, JAIRO LISBOA; CARDOSO-GUSTAYSON, POLIANA; MASUDA, HANA PAULA; BATISTA, BRUNO LEMOS. Agricultural use of Samarco's spilled mud assessed by rice cultivation: A promising residue use?. Chemosphere, v. 193, p. 892-902, FEB 2018. Web of Science Citations: 2.
SILVA KAHL, VIVIAN F.; DHILLON, VARINDERPAL; FENECH, MICHAEL; DE SOUZA, MELISSA ROSA; DA SILVA, FABIANE NITZKE; POSSA MARRONI, NORMA ANAIR; NUNES, EMILENE ARUSIEVICZ; CERCHIARO, GISELLE; PEDRON, TATIANA; BATISTA, BRUNO LEMOS; CAPPETTA, MONICA; MARTINEZ-LOPEZ, WILNER; SIMON, DANIEL; DA SILVA, JULIANA. Occupational Exposure to Pesticides in Tobacco Fields: The Integrated Evaluation of Nutritional Intake and Susceptibility o Genomic and Epigenetic Instability. OXIDATIVE MEDICINE AND CELLULAR LONGEVITY, 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.
SEGURA, FABIANA ROBERTA; DE OLIVEIRA SOUZA, JULIANA MARIA; DE PAULA, ELOISA SILVA; MARTINS, JR., AIRTON DA CUNHA; CAVALHEIRO PAULELLI, ANA CAROLINA; BARBOSA, JR., FERNANDO; BATISTA, BRUNO LEMOS. Arsenic speciation in Brazilian rice grains organically and traditionally cultivated: Is there any difference in arsenic content?. Food Research International, v. 89, n. 1, p. 169-176, NOV 2016. Web of Science Citations: 13.
SEGURA, FABIANA ROBERTA; NUNES, EMILENE ARUSIEVICZ; PANIZ, FERNANDA POLIO; CAVALHEIRO PAULELLI, ANA CAROLINA; RODRIGUES, GABRIELA BRAGA; LEITE BRAGA, GILBERTO UBIDA; PEDREIRA FILHO, WALTER DOS REIS; BARBOSA, JR., FERNANDO; CERCHIARO, GISELLE; SILVA, FABIO FERREIRA; BATISTA, BRUNO LEMOS. Potential risks of the residue from Samarco's mine dam burst (Bento Rodrigues, Brazil). Environmental Pollution, v. 218, p. 813-825, NOV 2016. Web of Science Citations: 44.

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