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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Preliminary Estimate Of Acrylamide Intake In Brazil [estimativa Preliminar Da Ingestão De Acrilamida No Brasil]
Author: Arisseto A.P.
Toledo M.C.D.F.
Abstract: Since the discovery of acrylamide occurrence in foods, several studies have been addressed to the possible risks that the exposure to this chemical can represent to human health, justified by its carcinogenic and genotoxic properties. The objectives of this work were to estimate the acrylamide intake by the Brazilian population, identify the main sources of exposure to this contaminant and assess the potential risks to health. The daily intake was assessed by combining measured levels of acrylamide in selected food categories, determined by liquid chromatography - tandem mass spectrometry, with national food consumption data inferred from a household economic survey conducted by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics. A mean daily intake of 0.14 μg/kg body weight was estimated and the foods that most contributed to acrylamide exposure were french fries, coffee, cassava flour, cracker and french bread. Risk characterization, performed by calculating margins of exposure, indicated a concern for human health in relation to carcinogenic effects. © 2008 Sociedade Brasileira de Toxicologia.
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Date Issue: 2008
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