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Survey of lead, cadmium, fluoride, nickel, and cobalt in food composites and estimation of dietary intakes of these elements by Canadians in 1986-1988.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7580328     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
During the period 1986-1988, foods were purchased at the retail level in 5 Canadian cities and, for each city, prepared for consumption and combined into 113 composites and 39 composite subsets. Lead and cadmium were determined in all the samples; fluoride, in samples from Winnipeg; and cobalt and nickel, in samples from Montreal. Means and ranges of concentrations (ng/g) found in individual samples were lead, 23.2 (< 0.4-523); cadmium, 9.96 (< 0.02-167); fluoride, 325 (11-4970); nickel, 196 (< 0.6-2521); and cobalt, 9.4 (< 0.3-75.7). Estimated dietary intakes (microgram/day) of the elements over all ages and sexes were lead, 24; cadmium, 13; fluoride, 1763; nickel, 286; and cobalt, 11. During the period 1985-1988, the average level of lead in canned foods decreased from 73.6 to 46 ng/g.
R W Dabeka; A D McKenzie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of AOAC International     Volume:  78     ISSN:  1060-3271     ISO Abbreviation:  J AOAC Int     Publication Date:    1995 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-11-28     Completed Date:  1995-11-28     Revised Date:  2008-03-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9215446     Medline TA:  J AOAC Int     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  897-909     Citation Subset:  IM    
Health and Welfare Canada, Health Protection Branch, Ottawa, ON.
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MeSH Terms
Cadmium / analysis
Child, Preschool
Cobalt / analysis
Fluorides / analysis*
Food Analysis / methods
Food Contamination / statistics & numerical data*
Lead / analysis
Metals / analysis*
Middle Aged
Nickel / analysis
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Fluorides; 0/Metals; 7439-92-1/Lead; 7440-02-0/Nickel; 7440-43-9/Cadmium; 7440-48-4/Cobalt

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