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Monitoring and Risk Assessment of Cadmium and Lead in Agricultural Products
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Monitoring and Risk Assessment of Cadmium and Lead in Agricultural Products
Kim, Ji-Young; Choi, Nam-Geun; Yoo, Ji-Hyock; Lee, Ji-Ho; Lee, Young-Gu; Jo, Kyoung-Kyu; Lee, Cheol-Ho; Hong, Su-Myeong; Im, Geon-Jae; Hong, Moo-Ki; Kim, Won-Il;
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BACKGROUND: This study was conducted to investigate the agricultural product (Pulses, Lettuces, Pumpkins, Apples, Pears and Tangerines) in Korea, monitoring of cadmium (Cd) and lead (Pb) contaminations of agricultural products in cultivated areas and abandoned mine areas were investigated, and risk assessment was performed through dietary intake of agricultural products. METHODS AND RESULTS: The average contents of Cd and Pb ranged from 0.001 to 0.018 mg/kg and from 0.007 to 0.032 mg/kg respectively. The result was showed that contents of Cd and Pb did not exceed maximum residual levels established by CODEX except pumpkins and apples. The average daily intake were in the range of to b.w./day at the mean and 95th percentile for Cd, to b.w./day at the mean and 95th percentile for Pb for general population, based on the Korean public nutrition report 2008. The Hazard Index (HI) from the ratio analysis between daily exposure and safety level values was smaller than 1.0. CONCLUSION(s): This results demonstrated that human exposure to Cd and Pb through dietary intake of agricultural produces from abandoned mine areas might not cause adverse effect exceeding to those from non-contaminated areas.
Agricultural products;Cadmium;Hazard Index;Lead;Monitoring;
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