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Table 5 Pb, Cd, total As and Hg in collected samples in markets: 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 (%); 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) LOQ (0.020) 0.01–0.02 0.0036 0.000009 0.3
Eggplant LOD (0.010) LOQ (0.020) 0.000023 0.6
Lettuce LOD (0.010) 0.026 0.000023 0.6
Strawberry LOD (0.010) LOQ (0.020) 0.0000066 0.2
Turnip greens LOQ (0.020) 0.043 0.000022 0.6
CADMIUM Pepper LOQ (0.010) 0.016 0.006 0.0001 0.0000074 7
Eggplant LOD (0.0010) LOQ (0.010) 0.000012 12
Lettuce LOQ (0.010) 0.055 0.000049 49
Strawberry LOD (0.0010) LOQ (0.010) 0.0000033 3
Turnip greens LOQ (0.010) 0.076 0.000039 39
TOTAL ARSENIC Pepper LOQ (0.020) 0.097 0.003 0.005 0.000045 0.9
Eggplant LOQ (0.020) 0.046 0.000053 1
Lettuce 0.024 0.090 0.000081 2
Strawberry LOQ (0.020) 0.042 0.000014 0.3
Turnip greens 0.021 0.130 0.000066 1
MERCURY Pepper LOD (0.0050) LOQ (0.0100) 0.002 0.0016 (**)
0.0003 (***)
0.0000046 0.3
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