The ACS Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry presents: Arsenic Contamination in Food and Water A thematic symposium

at the ACS National Meeting Spring 2013 New Orleans

Organized by and presiding: B. Burton-Freeman, L. Jackson, J. Maclachlan, j. johnston, B. Mindak

When: Morning session Wednesday morning April 10, 2013 Where: DoubleTree Hotel 300 Canal St, New Orleans

Wednesday April 10. 2013 DoubleTree Hotel 300 Canal St, New Orleans 830am-12pm RM Madewood B

Keynote Speaker: Deborah Blum The Poisoner’s Cupboard: The long (and sometimes homicidal) history of arsenic in everyday life The story of the element arsenic is a story of human history through a uniquely poisonous lens. One of the earliest realized poisonous elements, homicidal uses of arsenic can easily be traced back to the Middle Ages. But these were notably murders at the upper levels of society. It wasn't until the 19th century - and the rise of industrial use of elements such as arsenic - that it became the poison of the everyday citizen, the weapon of choice for serial poisoners. This relates to the fact that arsenic was widely available - in medicine, in cosmetics, as a pesticide and even as a coloring agent in food. My talk will explore the rise of arsenic for both commercial and homicidal use, the rise of forensic toxicology that grew up as a result and the consequences, even today, of our long and close relationship with history's most important poison.

General aspects

Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, the author of The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in the Jazz Age New York and a professor of science journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Distribution of arsenic in soils of the conterminous United States David Smith, US Geological Survey Sources and perspectives of arsenic in the environment, Kevin Armbrust, State Chemical Lab Mississippi

Regulatory aspects

Arsenic speciation, biotransformation and toxicity in the environment Lena Ma, University of Florida Arsenic behavior in flooded rice soils, Philip A. Moore, Jr., USDA-ARS Arsenic in rice and rice products: FDA activities, Suzanne Fitzpatrick , US FDA

Wednesday April 10. 2013 DoubleTree Hotel 300 Canal St, New Orleans 130pm-540pm RM Madewood B

Overview of the toxicological properties of arsenic and arsenic-containing compounds, Paul Tchounwou, Jackson State University

Toxicological aspects

Low, slow, and Next Gen impact: Arsenic, human health, and cancer risks, Janet Hock, Maine Institute for Human Genetics and Health Development of a method for assessing perinatal exposures to heavy metals using residual dried blood spots from newborn screening programs, William Funk, Northwestern University Using in vitro gastrointestinal bioaccessibility methods to measure arsenic bioavailability and risk from ingestion of food and soil, Nicholas Basta, The Ohio State University Dietary arsenic: Forms, hazards, and risks, Nga L. Tran, Exponent

Co-Organized & Co-Sponsored by the following ACS Divisions: AGRO, ENVR, SCHB

Financially supported by:

2013 DoubleTree Hotel 300 Canal St. U. U. Russ Gerads. Reece Langeley.S. J. LLC Analytical methods Analysis for arsenic species in food. Armbrust. Gerads. edible mushrooms. New Orleans 830am-12pm RM Madewood B Comparison of sensitive methods for the measurement of inorganic arsenic in apple juice: Photoionization (PID) and ICP-MS. USDAARS Ongoing arsenic mitigation research in the U. 2013 DoubleTree Hotel 300 Canal St. and propagation of the method to other laboratories. Jack Creed. Ahuja Consulting Thursday April 11. PID Analyzers. Applied Speciation and Consulting Extension of a method for speciation of arsenic in rice to other rice-based products. L. Oklahoma State University Potential for soil amendments to reduce concentrations of As in soils and waters. Dartmouth College Department of Earth Sciences Pick your poison? Arsenic in harvested country foods. Food and Drug Administration Arsenic species in seaweed harvested for consumption and for fertilizer. New Orleans 130pm-5pm RM Madewood B Remediation methods Water remediation as a method to reduce exposure to arsenic. Shannon Pinson. Rufus Chaney. j. Agilent Technologies Multi-faceted approach to arsenic speciation analysis for characterization of food products using selective extraction followed by IC/RP/GC-ICP-MS. B. Rice Federation Effect of water management variation on As and Cd accumulation of rice grain. Brian Jackson. Royal Military College of Canada The Role of Arsenic Speciation in Dietary Exposure Assessment and the Need to Include Bioaccessibility and Biotransformation. Vivien Taylor. S. SCHB Financially supported by: . Bill Mindak. Ken Reimer.The ACS Division of Agricultural and Food Chemistry presents: Arsenic Contamination in Food and Water A thematic symposium at the ACS National Meeting Spring 2013 New Orleans Organized by and presiding: B. Jackson. Darrell Norton. USDA-ARS Panel Discussion (Fitzpatrick.S. Langeley. Burton-Freeman. Chaney) A *question* box will be located in the back of the room throughout the entire symposium and will be used as the basis for the panel discussion There will be in room *coffee breaks* at the intermission at each of the four sessions Co-Organized & Co-Sponsored by the following ACS Divisions: AGRO. US EPA Thursday April 11. US Food and Drug Administration Remediation of arsenic contamination of groundwater in Asia and USA. johnston. Sean Conklin. Amir Liba. Maclachlan. DartmouthCollege Transforming ICP-MS technology: Advances in interference removal for accurate arsenic analysis in food and beverage. Jack Driscoll. and wine from Canada. Allen Applett. ENVR. Mindak Surveys Arsenic in rice and rice products. Satinder Ahuja. rice industry. USDA-ARS Genetic and field management strategies for limiting accumulation of arsenic in rice grains.

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