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Dietary exposure to metals and other elements in the 2006 UK Total Diet Study and some trends over the last 30 years.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20628929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Concentrations of 24 elements including metals in the 2006 UK Total Diet Study (TDS) were measured and dietary exposures estimated. Composite samples for the 20 TDS food groups (bread, fish, fruit, etc.) were collected from 24 UK towns and analysed for their levels of aluminium, antimony, arsenic, barium, bismuth, cadmium, chromium, copper, germanium, indium, lead, manganese, mercury, molybdenum, nickel, palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, selenium, strontium, thallium, tin, and zinc. Concentrations of each of the elements in the food groups were lower than or similar to those reported in the previous TDS survey, conducted in 2000, with the exception of aluminium, barium, and manganese. Dietary exposures to the 24 elements were estimated for UK consumers and compared with previous estimates made over the last 30 years in order to examine any trends in exposure to these elements in the typical UK diet. Population exposures to the elements have generally declined over time, and exposures to most of these elements remain at low levels. The independent UK Government scientific Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT) commented on the estimated dietary exposures, taking into account their previous evaluations (in 2003 and 2008), and identified no major concerns for the health of consumers, but did advise that there was a need for more information on aluminium and barium, and also commented that dietary exposure to inorganic arsenic and to lead should continue to be reduced.
M Rose; M Baxter; N Brereton; C Baskaran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1944-0057     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-23     Completed Date:  2010-12-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101485040     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam Part A Chem Anal Control Expo Risk Assess     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1380-404     Citation Subset:  IM    
The Food and Environment Research Agency, Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Aluminum / analysis
Arsenic / analysis
Barium / analysis
Child, Preschool
Diet* / trends
Environmental Exposure
Food Contamination / analysis*
Great Britain
Lead / analysis
Metals / analysis*
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment
Trace Elements / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Metals; 0/Trace Elements; 7429-90-5/Aluminum; 7439-92-1/Lead; 7440-38-2/Arsenic; 7440-39-3/Barium

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