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Cadmium dietary intake in the Canary Islands, Spain.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16337849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cadmium (Cd) in the human diet constitutes a potential chronic hazard to health. In the nonsmoking general population, diet is the major source of cadmium exposure; therefore, it is important to monitor the dietary intake of this heavy metal to quantify and improve the understanding of Cd accumulation in the human body. The purpose of this study was to determine the levels of Cd in a range of food and drink commonly consumed in the Canary Islands. Food samples (420) were analyzed for Cd by atomic absorption spectrometry. The most recent nutritional survey conducted for the Canarian population was used to define the food and drink groups analyzed. The measured Cd concentrations combined with the food consumption data resulted in a total Cd intake in the Canary Islands of 0.16 microg/kg of body weight/day, which is well below the respective provisional tolerable weekly intake of Cd of 1 microg/kg of body weight per day determined by the FAO/WHO. The results are also compared with values reported for other national and international communities.
C Rubio; A Hardisson; J I Reguera; C Revert; M A Lafuente; T González-Iglesias
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental research     Volume:  100     ISSN:  0013-9351     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Res.     Publication Date:  2006 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-12     Completed Date:  2006-02-17     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0147621     Medline TA:  Environ Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Toxicology Department, Facultad de Medicina, Campus de Ofra, Universidad de La Laguna, 38071 La Laguna, S/C de Tenerife, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Beverages / analysis
Cadmium / analysis*
Environmental Monitoring
Environmental Pollutants / analysis*
Food Analysis
Food Contamination*
Risk Assessment
Seafood / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 7440-43-9/Cadmium

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