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Diet monitoring for assessment of human exposure to environmental pollutants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12605918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Daily intake of lead, cadmium, aluminium, radiocaesium, DDT and metabolites, and lindane in the whole-day food rations collected in hospital canteens in Kraków, Łódź, Olsztyn and Poznań in winters of 1993-1994, 1995 and 1996 were determined. The diets contained almost 40 microg of cadmium, corresponding to 70% of PTWI, and compared to the levels recognised as safe (ADI or PTWI) small amounts of the other contaminants. The highest content of Pb, Cd, Al and lindane was determined in the diets collected in Kraków, that of radiocaesium in Łódź, and DDT level was the highest in Poznań. The whole-day food rations from Olsztyn, situated in a region called "green lungs of Poland", were not statistically less contaminated than the diets from the other towns. The Pb and radiocaesium levels decreased significantly with time.
K A Skibniewska
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environment international     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0160-4120     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ Int     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-02-27     Completed Date:  2003-06-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7807270     Medline TA:  Environ Int     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  703-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Commodities Science and Food Quality Evaluation, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Pl. Cieszynski 1, 10-957, Olsztyn, Poland.
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MeSH Terms
Aluminum / adverse effects,  analysis*
Cadmium / adverse effects,  analysis*
Cesium Radioisotopes / adverse effects,  analysis*
DDT / adverse effects,  analysis*
Environmental Exposure*
Food Contamination*
Insecticides / adverse effects,  analysis*
Lead / adverse effects,  analysis*
Lindane / adverse effects,  analysis*
Public Health
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cesium Radioisotopes; 0/Insecticides; 50-29-3/DDT; 58-89-9/Lindane; 7429-90-5/Aluminum; 7439-92-1/Lead; 7440-43-9/Cadmium

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