Estimation of dietary aluminum exposure of the Belgian adult population: evaluation of contribution of food and kitchenware.

Last updated on 9-4-2021 by Jill Alexandre

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An exposure assessment was performed to estimate the usual daily intake of aluminum (Al) via food and kitchenware in the Belgian adult population. Food consumption data were retrieved from the National Food Consumption Survey. Measurements of Al were performed by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrometer on 552 pooled samples. The estimated usual daily intake of Al was calculated with the Nusser method, and amounted to 0.030mg/kg bodyweight bw/day, or 21% of the Provisional Tolerable Weekly Intake (PTWI), established in 2008 and confirmed in 2011 by the European Food Safety Au…

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