Migration of silver from commercial plastic food containers and implications for consumer exposure assessment.

@article{Goetz2013MigrationOS,
  title={Migration of silver from commercial plastic food containers and implications for consumer exposure assessment.},
  author={Natalie von Goetz and Lars Fabricius and Reto Glaus and Volker Weitbrecht and Detlef Guenther and Konrad Hungerbuehler},
  journal={Food additives & contaminants. Part A, Chemistry, analysis, control, exposure & risk assessment},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={612-20}
}
Food storage containers with embedded silver as an antibacterial agent promise longer durability of food. For risk assessment the release of this silver into the stored food and resulting human exposure need to be known. For the purpose of exposure assessment, silver migration from commercial plastic containers with declared content of 'nano-' or 'micro-silver' into different food simulants (water, 10% ethanol, 3% acetic acid, olive oil) was quantitatively determined by ICP-MS and the form of… CONTINUE READING