Cadmium, lead and mercury levels in feeding yeast produced in Czechoslovakia.

  title={Cadmium, lead and mercury levels in feeding yeast produced in Czechoslovakia.},
  author={J J Cibulka and T Turecki and Daniela Miholov{\'a} and Pavel Mader and Jiřina Sz{\'a}kov{\'a} and Marek Brabec},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
Ninety-six samples of the feeding yeast known as VITEX were analyzed for Cd, Pb and Hg content during 1987-1989. Cadmium content ranged from 0.30 to 5.12 mg/kg(-1), lead content from 0.21 to 3.01 mg/kg(-1) and mercury content from 0.008 to 0.187 mg/kg(-1). Our findings meet the current government standards (max. allowed Pb = 5.00, Cd = 0.50 and Hg = 0.100 mg/kg(-1)) only for lead, and with five exceptions, for mercury. With two exceptions, all cadmium levels found in the samples exceeded the… CONTINUE READING

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