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Table 9 Pb, Cd, total As and Hg in collected samples in markets: 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 0.012 0.0036 0.00000084 0.023 11
Eggplant 0.011 0.0000016 0.045 14
Lettuce 0.014 0.0000037 0.10 6
Strawberry 0.011 0.00000053 0.015 13
Turnip greens 0.025 0.0000015 0.043 14
CADMIUM Pepper 0.010 0.0001 0.00000073 0.73 10
Eggplant 0.006 0.00000087 0.9 14
Lettuce 0.019 0.0000051 5.1 10
Strawberry 0.0064 0.00000032 0.32 10
Turnip greens 0.018 0.0000011 1.1 36
Total ARSENIC Pepper 0.037 0.005 0.0000026 0.052 17
Eggplant 0.031 0.0000046 0.092 12
Lettuce 0.056 0.0000151 0.30 5
Strawberry 0.023 0.0000011 0.022 12
Turnip greens 0.060 0.0000036 0.073 18
MERCURY Pepper 0.0053 0.0016 (**)
0.0003 (***)
0.00000037 0.023 12
Eggplant 0.0050 0.00000075 0.047 8
Lettuce 0.0053 0.0000014 0.089 6
Strawberry 0.0050 0.00000025 0.015 7
Turnip greens 0.0059 0.00000036 0.023 14
  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