Metal concentrations in traditional and herbal teas and their potential risks to human health.


Food and beverage consumption is an important route for human exposure to metals. Traditional tea (Camellia sinensis) is a widely-consumed beverage, which may contain toxic metals. This study determined total and infusion concentrations of 5 metals including Al, As, Cd, Cr, and Pb in 47 traditional and herbal teas from 13 countries and assessed their… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.03.215


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