Skip to main content

Table 5 Lead concentration in different food groups in mg/kg, fresh weight basis

From: Determination of traces of molybdenum and lead in foods by x-ray fluorescence spectrometry

Food group Bangladeshi food Australian food (Fardy et al.1994) Australian Legal Maximum
Cereals: Range 0.11–0.82 0.01–1.80 -
Mean 0.57 ± 0.02 - 2.5
Pulses: Range 0.45–0.92 - -
Mean 0.62 ± 0.13 - -
Vegetables: Range 0.12–0.25 0.01–0.14 -
Mean 0.20 ± 0.04 - 2.0
Meats: Range 0.25–0.85 0.70–0.78 -
Mean 0.59 ± 0.05 - 1.5
Fishes: Range 0.11–0.15 0.04–0.10 -
Mean 0.14 ± 0.07 - 2.5
Milks: Range - 0.01–0.04 -
Mean - - 1.5
Eggs: Range 0.15–0.17 0.07–1.50 -
Mean 0.16 ± 0.06 - 1.5
Fruits: Range 0.11–0.44 0.02–0.20 -
  Mean 0.23 ± 0.03 - 1.5
  1. Uncertainties are due to the counting statistics.