Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry

, Volume 163, Issue 2, pp 195–203 | Cite as

The determination of manganese status in the Australian diet using neutron activation analysis

  • J. J. Fardy
  • G. D. McOrist
  • Y. J. Farrar


Fifty representative foods sampled Australia-wide from each of the State capitals were analysed for manganese by instrumental neutron activation analysis. Calculated daily intake of manganese for Australian diets was compared with recommendations by US authorities for the safe and adequate dietary intake of this essential trace element. The contribution of tea to adult daily intakes was determined.


Physical Chemistry Manganese Inorganic Chemistry Dietary Intake Activation Analysis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Fardy
    • 1
  • G. D. McOrist
    • 1
  • Y. J. Farrar
    • 1
  1. 1.Advanced Analytical Methods Project, Ansto, Industrial Technology ProgramLucas Heights Research LaboratoriesMenaiAustralia

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