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2010 (Vol. 1, Issue: 2)
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Traditional Utensils: Potential Sources of Poisoning by Heavy Metals

S. Dabonne, B.P.K. Koffi, E.J.P. Kouadio, A.G. Koffi, E.A. Due and L.P. Kouame
Corresponding Author:  Dabonne Soumaila 

Key words:  Food safety, intoxication, pot craft, toxic minerals, , ,
Vol. 1 , (2): 90-92
Submitted Accepted Published
2010 September, 24 2010 October, 19 2010 November, 15
Abstract:

A research study was conducted to show some traditional utensils as potentials sources of poisoning by heavy metals. Milled rice was cooked in a traditional aluminum pot to assess the level of contamination of food by the utensil when cooking. Results showed that aluminum content of cooked rice increased from 1.6 to 18.1 mg/g, more than 11 times (ATT = 11.31). It was also demonstrated that protective layer of inert material present in modern utensils was a good way to protect food from contamination while cooking. Analysis of the mineral composition of an other traditional utensil made of clay showed a high content of aluminum (87.5 mg/g) showing that it is also a potential source of food contamination by aluminum.
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S. Dabonne, B.P.K. Koffi, E.J.P. Kouadio, A.G. Koffi, E.A. Due and L.P. Kouame, 2010. Traditional Utensils: Potential Sources of Poisoning by Heavy Metals.  British Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, 1(2): 90-92.
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