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Consumption of bivalve molluscs in Italy: estimated intake of cadmium and lead.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11339264     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Concentrations of cadmium and lead were determined in nine different species of mollusc bivalves (Modiolus barbatus, Venus verrucosa, Scapharca inaequivalvis, Tapes decussatus, Callista chione, Pecten jacobeus, Ensis siliqua, Venus gallina, Cardium tubercolata) collected from different coastal areas of the Adriatic Sea (north, middle and south Adriatic). The levels of cadmium and lead found in bivalves from the north Adriatic Sea were significantly (P < 0.001) higher than those detected in those from the middle and south Adriatic Sea. In some species of molluscan bivalves (M. barbatus and T. decussatus) from the north Adriatic Sea, concentrations of cadmium and lead exceeded the maximum limit (2 mg/kg w.w.) established by the Italian legislation. Weekly intakes were estimated and compared with the Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake (PTWI) recommended by the FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives.
M M Storelli; G O Marcotrigiano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives and contaminants     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0265-203X     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam     Publication Date:  2001 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-05-07     Completed Date:  2001-05-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500474     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  303-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Pharmacal-Biological Department-Chemistry and Biochemistry Section, Veterinary Medicine Faculty, University of Bari-Strada Prov. Valenfano, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Cadmium / analysis*
Food Contamination
Lead / analysis*
Maximum Allowable Concentration
Mollusca / chemistry*
Nutrition Policy
Shellfish / analysis*
Spectrophotometry, Atomic
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-92-1/Lead; 7440-43-9/Cadmium

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