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Evaluation of cadmium, lead, zinc and copper levels in selected ecological cereal food products and their non-ecological counterparts

Curr Issues Pharm Med Sci., Vol. 30, No. 3, 147-150

 Katarzyna Slepecka, Klaudia Kalwa, Jakub Wyrostek, Urszula Pankiewicz

Department of Analysis and Evaluation of Food Quality, Faculty of Food Science and Biotechnology, University of Life Sciences in Lublin, Skromna 8, 20-704 Lublin, Poland

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/cipms-2017-0027

Abstract

In the everyday human diet, cereal products are considered to be basics. Such food should have healthy properties and not contain harmful additives, especially heavy metals as exposure to low doses of such xenobiotics can adversely affect human health. Ecological farming is the answer to consumer expectations regarding food safety, and ecological products are recommended as a basis for proper nutrition, despite the higher cost of their purchase. The present study was carried out to evaluate the content of heavy metals in ecological cereal products and their non-ecological analogues.

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Keywords

cereal products; heavy metals; ecological and non-ecological products

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