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Table 3 Effect of food chain-mediated exposure to Cd and As on metal accumulation in the organs of rats

From: Toxicological effects of the concurrent administration of cadmium and arsenic through the food chain on the liver and kidney of rats

GroupMetal concentration (mg/g tissue)
1-month exposure
 Control0.02 ± 0.01a0.02 ± 0.09a
 Cd-contaminated diet4.12 ± 0.34b3.01 ± 1.01b
 As-contaminated diet1.53 ± 0.03c0.38 ± 0.01 c
 Cd in Cd + As-contaminated diet3.83 ± 0.05d2.21 ± 0.14d
 As in Cd + As-contaminated diet1.38 ± 0.02c0.16 ± 0.01c
3-month exposure
 Control0.05 ± 0.03a0.04 ± 0.02a
 Cd-contaminated diet7.10 ± 0.92b9.54 ± 0.13b
 As-contaminated diet2.45 ± 0.21c3.21 ± 1.27c
 Cd in Cd + As-contaminated diet6.24 ± 0.07d7.15 ± 1.03d
 As in Cd + As-contaminated diet2.01 ± 0.12c2.79 ± 0.01c
  1. Results are expressed as mean ± SD. Values not sharing the same superscript in the same column differ significantly at P < 0.05