Dietary Exposure and Risk Assessment of Mercury via Total Diet Study in Cambodia

Cheng, Zhang, Wang, Hong-Sheng, Du, Jun, Sthiannopkao, Suthipong, Xing, Guang-Hua, Kim, Kyoung-Woong, Mohamed Yasin, Mohamed S., Hashim, Jamal H. and Wong, Ming-Hung, (2013). Dietary Exposure and Risk Assessment of Mercury via Total Diet Study in Cambodia. Medicine and Health Sciences, 92(1), 143-149

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    Author Cheng, Zhang
    Wang, Hong-Sheng
    Du, Jun
    Sthiannopkao, Suthipong
    Xing, Guang-Hua
    Kim, Kyoung-Woong
    Mohamed Yasin, Mohamed S.
    Hashim, Jamal H.
    Wong, Ming-Hung
    Title Dietary Exposure and Risk Assessment of Mercury via Total Diet Study in Cambodia
    Appearing in Medicine and Health Sciences
    Volume 92
    Issue No. 1
    Publication Date 2013-06-01
    Place of Publication Amsterdam
    Publisher Elsevier
    Start page 143
    End page 149
    Language English
    Abstract To assess the daily intakes of total mercury (THg) and methylmercury (MeHg) and the possible adverse health impacts, different food groups including fish, meat, vegetable and rice were collected from three areas in Cambodia. The concentrations of THg and MeHg ranged from 0.16 to 171 ng g?1 and not detected (ND) to 82.3 ng g?1 wet weight (ww), respectively. The concentrations of THg and MeHg in fish were approximately three to four orders of magnitude greater than that in fruit and vegetable. Fish had the highest contribution to the total daily intakes of THg and MeHg. The estimated daily intake (EDI) of THg for the general population in Kampong Cham, Kratie and Kandal was 0.24, 1.38 and 0.22 ?g kg?1 bw d?1, and 0.11, 0.45 and 0.06 ?g kg?1 bw d?1 for MeHg, respectively. The dietary daily intakes of MeHg in Kratie and Kampong Cham were greater than the reference dose (RfD) imposed by The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and in Kratie was also exceed the provisional tolerable weekly intake (PTWI) imposed by World Health Organization (WHO). To our knowledge, this the first study to evaluate the daily intakes of THg and MeHg in Cambodia.
    Keyword Mercury
    Methylmercury
    Daily intake
    Fish
    Health risks
    Copyright Holder Elsevier
    Copyright Year 2013
    Copyright type All rights reserved
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