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J Agric Food Chem. 2010 Oct 13;58(19):10452-7. doi: 10.1021/jf102779t.

Dietary intake of aluminum in a Spanish population (Canary Islands).

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Health Inspection and Laboratory Service, Canary Health Service, 38006 Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain.


The aim of this study was to analyze the aluminum content in foods and beverages most commonly consumed by the Canary Island population to determine the dietary intake of this metal throughout the Canary Islands as a whole and in each of the seven islands (Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Tenerife, La Palma, La Gomera, and El Hierro). Four hundred and forty samples were analyzed by ICP-OES. Estimated total intake of aluminum for the Canary population was 10.171 mg/day, slightly higher than the provisional tolerable weekly intake (PTWI; 10 mg/day for a person weighing 70 kg). Aluminum intake by age and sex of the Canary Island population was also determined and compared values from other populations, both national and international.

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