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Table 7 Daily intake of cyanide and total cyanide (g/day) via the consumption of cassava and cocoyam

From: Human health risk assessment of cyanide levels in water and tuber crops from Kenyasi, a mining community in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana

  Daily intake (g/day)a CN- TCN-
Type of food Urban Rural Adult Children Adult Children
Cassava 112.20 196.10 57.05 74.57 425.24 555.83
Cocoyam 72.30 44.70 26.49 50.82 197.41 378.75
Total 83.54 125.39 622.65 934.58
  1. a Whitby (1969)