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Table 3 Pb, Cd, total As and Hg in collected samples in fields: minimun and maximum concentration (mg kg− 1), Average background value (mg kg− 1), ADI (mg kg− 1 per body weight per day), EDI (worst-case) (mg kg− 1 per body weight per day) and the Metal daily quantity ingested respect to ADI (%); a) Szefer and Nriagu 2007; b) Van Paemel et al. 2010; c) WHO/SDE/WSH/03.04/74 2003 d); INRAN-SCAI 2005–06 2010; e) Leclercq et al. 2009

From: Occurrence of metals in vegetables and fruits from areas near landfill in Southern Italy and implications for human exposure

Metal Material Minimum concentration(*) Maximum concentration(*) Average background valuea ADIb,c EDI(worst-case)d,e Metal daily quantity ingested respect to ADI (%)
LEAD Pepper LOD (0.010) 0.044 0.01–0.02 0.0036 0.000020 0.6
Eggplant LOD (0.010) 0.035 0.000040 1
Lettuce LOD (0.010) 0.027 0.000024 0.7
Strawberry LOD (0.010) LOQ (0.020) 0.0000066 0.2
Turnip greens LOQ (0.020) 0.044 0.000022 0.6
CADMIUM Pepper LOD (0.0010) 0.020 0.006 0.0001 0.0000091 9
Eggplant LOQ (0.010) 0.026 0.000030 30
Lettuce LOQ (0.010) 0.019 0.000017 17
Strawberry LOD (0.0010) LOQ (0.010) 0.0000033 3
Turnip greens LOQ (0.010) 0.027 0.000014 14
TOTAL ARSENIC Pepper LOQ (0.020) 0.029 0.003 0.005 0.000013 0.3
Eggplant LOQ (0.020) 0.031 0.000035 0.7
Lettuce LOQ (0.020) 0.020 0.000018 0.4
Strawberry LOQ (0.020) 0.044 0.000015 0.3
Turnip greens LOQ (0.020) 0.076 0.000039 0.8
MERCURY Pepper LOD (0.0050) LOD (0.0050) 0.002 0.0016 (**) 0.0003 (***) 0.0000023 0.1
Eggplant LOD (0.0050) LOD (0.0050) 0.0000058 0.4
Lettuce LOD (0.0050) LOQ (0.010) 0.0000090 0.6
Strawberry LOD (0.0050) LOD (0.0050) 0.0000017 0.1
Turnip greens LOD (0.0050) LOQ (0.010) 0.0000051 0.3
  1. (*) LOD: Limit of detection. LOQ: Limit of quantification. (**) ADI of Hg. (***) ADI of CH3Hg