Monitoring the content and intake of trace elements from food in Denmark.

  title={Monitoring the content and intake of trace elements from food in Denmark.},
  author={Erik Huusfeldt Larsen and Niels Lyhne Andersen and Anders Kalsgaard M\oller and Annette S Petersen and Gerda Krog Mortensen and J M Petersen},
  journal={Food additives and contaminants},
  volume={19 1},
The content of cadmium, lead, nickel, mercury and selenium in 83 foods was monitored from 1993 to 1997. In comparison with similar results from 1988 to 1992, a general decrease in lead levels had occurred, whereas the contents of cadmium, nickel, mercury and selenium were stable or declined only slightly. The distribution in dietary intake of the five trace elements was estimated by combining the mean trace element concentrations with food consumption data from 1837 Danes aged 15-80 years. The… CONTINUE READING
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