Document Detail

Food survey: levels and potential health risks of chromium, lead, zinc and copper content in fruits and vegetables consumed in Algeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24815819     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A food survey was carried out with the aim to investigate the levels of lead (Pb), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu) and chromium (Cr) in various fruits and vegetables sold in Algeria. Concentrations (mg/kg dry wt.) in selected foodstuffs were detected within the following ranges: 4-29.49, 11.17-49, 12.33-39.33 and 3-16.33 for Cu, Zn, Pb and Cr respectively. The food ingestion rate of the selected items was investigated by self-administered questionnaires which were filled by a total of 843 people randomly recruited at the exit of markets. The potential health risk for consumers was investigated by estimating the daily intake (EDI) and the target hazard quotient (THQ) for each heavy metal. For all foodstuffs, the EDI and the THQ were below the threshold values for Cu, Zn and Cr while they exceeded the thresholds for Pb (EDI: 15.66 μgPb/kg body weight/day; THQ: 4.37), indicating an obvious health risk over a life time of exposure.
Abdelhamid Cherfi; Samira Abdoun; Ouardia Gaci
Related Documents :
21729459 - Effectiveness of a canteen take away concept in promoting healthy eating patterns among...
12898819 - Teoae after treatment of otitis media with effusion.
19941619 - Functional foods for health promotion: state-of-the-science on dietary flavonoids. exte...
19334749 - Phytoalexin-enriched functional foods.
16166189 - Blinking and schizotypal thinking.
21936969 - Food intake of european adolescents in the light of different food-based dietary guidel...
3897769 - Effect of insulin and glucose on feeding behavior.
25033959 - Small, medium, large or supersize? the development and evaluation of interventions targ...
24721259 - Activity of thymus vulgaris essential oil against anisakis larvae.
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-5-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-6351     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Chem. Toxicol.     Publication Date:  2014 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-5-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8207483     Medline TA:  Food Chem Toxicol     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  First description of French V. tubiashii strains pathogenic to mollusk: I. Characterization of isola...
Next Document:  Drug Metabolism Enzymes in a Steatotic Model of Rat Treated with a High Fat Diet and a Low Dose of S...