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Table 7 Pb, Cd, total As and Hg in collected samples in fields: medium concentration (mg kg−1), ADI (mg kg−1 per body weight per day), EDI (medium concentration) (mg kg−1 per body weight per day), Metal daily quantity ingested respect to ADI (%) and ratio of EDI (worst case) to EDI (medium concentration); 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 Medium concentration(*) ADIb,c EDI(medium concentration)d,e Metal daily quantity ingested respect to ADI (%) EDI (worst case) /EDI (medium concentration)
LEAD Pepper 0.019 0.0036 0.0000013 0.036 15
Eggplant 0.018 0.0000027 0.074 15
Lettuce 0.018 0.0000050 0.14 5
Strawberry 0.014 0.00000068 0.019 10
Turnip greens 0.026 0.0000016 0.043 14
CADMIUM Pepper 0.012 0.0001 0.00000082 0.82 11
Eggplant 0.017 0.0000026 2.6 11
Lettuce 0.016 0.0000044 4.4 4
Strawberry 0.0089 0.00000044 0.44 8
Turnip greens 0.017 0.0000011 1.1 13
Total ARSENIC Pepper 0.022 0.005 0.0000016 0.031 8
Eggplant 0.024 0.0000036 0.073 10
Lettuce 0.020 0.0000054 0.11 3
Strawberry 0.025 0.0000012 0.025 12
Turnip greens 0.028 0.0000017 0.035 23
MERCURY Pepper 0.0050 0.0016 (**)
0.0003 (***)
0.00000035 0.022 7
Eggplant 0.0050 0.00000075 0.047 8
Lettuce 0.0056 0.0000015 0.095 6
Strawberry 0.0050 0.00000025 0.015 7
Turnip greens 0.0069 0.00000042 0.026 12
  1. (*) It was applied the upper bound approach (EFSA Scientific report(2010)) to calculate the medium concentration. The data not-detected was equal to value of LOD and the data not-quantified was equal to LOQ. (**) ADI of Hg. (***) ADI of CH3Hg