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October 2017 - Atomic Perspectives

Our Daily Dose of Poison: A Look at Lead in the Food Supply

Abstract: This month's "Atomic Perspectives" examines current research concerning lead in the United States food supply as well as investigations using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) carried out by the author into the measurement of high concentrations of lead in food items, which in many cases far exceeded the levels found in the drinking water supply in Flint, Michigan. The study also briefly covers some history of lead use and the challenges and limitations of setting advisory limits and guidelines.

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