Lead and cadmium contents in cereals and pulses in north-eastern China.

@article{Zhang1998LeadAC,
  title={Lead and cadmium contents in cereals and pulses in north-eastern China.},
  author={Zean Zhang and Takao Watanabe and Shinichiro Shimbo and Kae Higashikawa and Masayuki Ikeda},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={1998},
  volume={220 2-3},
  pages={
          137-45
        }
}
It is known that, unlike Japanese, Koreans or southern Chinese who depend on rice as a major source of energy for daily life, people in north-eastern China rely not only on rice, but on wheat and other cereals and to a lesser extent also on pulses. Cereal and pulse samples were collected from open markets in north-eastern China, and analyzed by inductively-coupled plasma spectrometry (ICP-MS) for two potentially hazardous heavy metals--lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd). The average Pb level in cereals… CONTINUE READING
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