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Human exposure to metals through the diet in Tarragona, Spain: temporal trend.
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PMID:  15930589     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The concentrations of arsenic (As), beryllium (Be), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), mercury (Hg), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), tin (Sn), thallium (Tl), and vanadium (V) were determined in a number of food items purchased in zones of Tarragona County (Catalonia, Spain) near a hazardous waste incinerator (HWI), which has been operating since 1999. Food samples corresponded to the following groups: meat, fish and seafood, pulses, cereals, vegetables, fruits, tubers, whole milk, yogurt, eggs, and sugar. Be and Tl were under their respective limits of detection in all samples. For the analyzed trace elements, the dietary intake by the general population of Tarragona was 458.5 microg/d for As, 14.3 microg/d for Cd, 88.3 microg/d for Cr, 5.3 microg/d for Hg, 2421.4 microg/d for Mn, 138.3 microg/d for Ni, 44.8 microg/d for Pb, 34.6 microg/d for Sn, and 28.9 microg/d for V. Results were compared with those found in a baseline survey carried out in the same area during the construction of the HWI (1996-1998). In general terms, the dietary intake of metals in 2003 was comparatively similar to those found in the baseline survey. For the most toxic elements (As, Cd, Hg, and Pb), it was under their respective Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake (PTWI) established by the FAO/WHO.
Ana Bocio; Martí Nadal; Jose L Domingo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biological trace element research     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0163-4984     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-02     Completed Date:  2005-09-19     Revised Date:  2006-04-06    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911509     Medline TA:  Biol Trace Elem Res     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  193-201     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Toxicology and Environmental Health, School of Medicine, Rovira i Virgili University, San Lorenzo 21, 43201 Reus, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Arsenic / analysis
Beryllium / analysis
Cadmium / analysis
Chromium / analysis
Diet* / adverse effects
Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*
Food Analysis*
Hazardous Waste / adverse effects
Lead / analysis
Manganese / analysis
Maximum Allowable Concentration
Mercury / analysis
Metals / analysis*
Nickel / analysis
Refuse Disposal
Thallium / analysis
Tin / analysis
Vanadium / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hazardous Waste; 0/Metals; 7439-92-1/Lead; 7439-96-5/Manganese; 7439-97-6/Mercury; 7440-02-0/Nickel; 7440-28-0/Thallium; 7440-31-5/Tin; 7440-38-2/Arsenic; 7440-41-7/Beryllium; 7440-43-9/Cadmium; 7440-47-3/Chromium; 7440-62-2/Vanadium

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