Aluminum and Heavy Metal Accumulation in Tea Leaves: An Interplay of Environmental and Plant Factors and an Assessment of Exposure Risks to Consumers.

@article{Peng2018AluminumAH,
  title={Aluminum and Heavy Metal Accumulation in Tea Leaves: An Interplay of Environmental and Plant Factors and an Assessment of Exposure Risks to Consumers.},
  author={Chuan-Yi Peng and Xiaohui Zhu and Ruyan Hou and Gao-Fei Ge and Rimao Hua and Xiao-chun Wan and Hui-mei Cai},
  journal={Journal of food science},
  year={2018},
  volume={83 4},
  pages={
          1165-1172
        }
}
Environmental and plant factors (soil condition, variety, season, and maturity) and exposure risks of aluminum (Al), manganese (Mn), lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), and copper (Cu) in tea leaves were investigated. The concentrations of these metals in tea leaves could not be predicted by their total concentrations in the soil. During any one season, there were differences in Al, Mn, and Cd levels between tea varieties. Seasonally, autumn tea and/or summer tea had far higher levels of Al, Mn, Pb, and… CONTINUE READING