Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Author Correction: Distinct arsenic metabolites following seaweed consumption in humans

The Original Article was published on 20 June 2017

Correction to: Scientific Reports, published online 20 June 2017

This Article contains errors in Figure 3. In Figure 3A the y-axis ‘As (µg/L)’ is incorrectly given as ‘% As recovery’.

In addition, Figure 3B was omitted.

Finally, the Figure legend,

“Figure 2 Inset Mean before ingestion”

should read

“B) Mean before ingestion”

The correct Figure 3 appears below as Figure 1.

Figure 1

(A) Concentrations of arsenic species (µg/L) in urine samples, normalized to specific gravity. Samples labelled D0 (day 0) are spot samples on the day prior to seaweed consumption, and D1 (day 1), D2 (day 2) and D3 (day 3) are 24 h urine collection samples for the days following consumption of each seaweed portion. Seaweeds A, B and C were nori, kombu and wakame, with arsenic concentrations of 17.1, 45 and 46 µg/g respectively. Major arsenic species (DMA, thio-DMAE, thio-DMAA), intact arsenosugars (sum of As sugar-GLY, -PO4 and -SO3), and thio-DMA are shown; see legend for color codes. (B) Mean before ingestion-after ingestion differences in urinary concentrations of arsenic species and total arsenic across individuals for each seaweed type. Arsenic species are color-coded according to the legend. Before-after differences were adjusted for age, gender and BMI. Symbols represent statistical significance (+represents p < 0.05; *represents p < 0.001).

Author information



Corresponding author

Correspondence to Vivien F. Taylor.

Additional information

The original article can be found online at

Rights and permissions

Open Access This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in a credit line to the material. If material is not included in the article’s Creative Commons license and your intended use is not permitted by statutory regulation or exceeds the permitted use, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder. To view a copy of this license, visit

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Taylor, V.F., Li, Z., Sayarath, V. et al. Author Correction: Distinct arsenic metabolites following seaweed consumption in humans. Sci Rep 8, 4145 (2018).

Download citation


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.


Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing