Arsenic and Chromium in Canned and Non-Canned Beverages in Nigeria: A Potential Public Health Concern

@inproceedings{Maduabuchi2007ArsenicAC,
  title={Arsenic and Chromium in Canned and Non-Canned Beverages in Nigeria: A Potential Public Health Concern},
  author={J-M. U Maduabuchi and E. O. Adigba and C. N. Nzegwu and Chikelue Oragwu and Ingrid Okonkwo and Orish Ebere Orisakwe},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
  year={2007}
}
Numerous studies have described environmental exposure of humans to heavy metals in African populations. Little is known about the exposure to heavy metal toxins from processed or unprocessed foods consumed in Africa, and no data exists on the food concentrations of arsenic and chromium, which are potential carcinogens and systemic toxicants. This study determined the concentrations of arsenic and chromium in beverages and fruit drinks commonly sold in Nigeria. Fifty samples of commonly… CONTINUE READING

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