Contribution of Mineral and Tap Water to the Dietary Intake of As, B, Cu, Li, Mo, Ni, Pb, U and Zn by Humans

  • Rula Hassoun
  • Ewald Schnug
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This paper reports on the contribution of mineral and tap water to the dietary intake of As, B, Cu, Li, Mo, Ni, Pb, U and Zn by humans in order to identify potential hazards from contaminations with these elements through fertilizer use in agriculture. Part of the research work presented is the development of standardized diet types as bias-free data background for the human exposure to As, B, Cu, Li, Mo, Ni, Pb, U and Zn through solid food. The average contribution of drinking water to the total daily intake was highest for U (64.7%) followed by Li (24.3%), Cu (4.65%) Zn (2.40%), B (2.20%), Pb (1,77%), Ni (1.72%), As (1.00%) and was lowest for Mo (0.23%).


Daily Intake Solid Food Food Category Tolerable Daily Intake Mineralized Bottle Water 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rula Hassoun
    • 1
  • Ewald Schnug
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Life SciencesTechnical University BraunschweigBraunschweigGermany

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