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Estimated daily intake of benzoic acid through food additives in adult population of South East Serbia.
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PMID:  22432399     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
The aim of this study is to estimate dietary intake of benzoic acid and its salts through food additives in adult population of South East Serbia. Information on dietary intake among 620 adults (aged 18-65) was collected using a food frequency questionnaire, and 748 food samples were analyzed. The mean estimated intake of benzoic acid -0.32 mg/kg of body weight (bw) per day was below acceptable daily intake (ADI). Dietary exposure to benzoic acid (0.36 mg/kg of bw/day; 7.2% ADI) (consumer only), also did not exceed ADI. The main contributors of benzoic acid to dietary intake were non alcoholic beverages (43.1%), ketchup and tomato products (36.1%), and domestic pickled vegetables (19.4%). The results of this study indicate that dietary exposure to benzoic acid and its salts through food preservatives does not represent a public health risk for the adult population of South East Serbia.
Konstansa Lazarević; Dusica Stojanović; Natasa Rancić
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Central European journal of public health     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1210-7778     ISO Abbreviation:  Cent. Eur. J. Public Health     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417324     Medline TA:  Cent Eur J Public Health     Country:  Czech Republic    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  228-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Public Health Institute, Nis, Serbia.
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