The UK Food Standards Agency have recently published the results of a survey of metals in a variety of foods.

Metals and other elements can be present in food either naturally, as a result of human activities (such as farming, industry or car exhausts), from contamination during manufacture/processing and storage, or by direct addition. Concentrations of aluminium, arsenic, cadmium, copper, iron, lead, manganese and zinc were measured in 310 food samples: 120 samples of root vegetables, 30 of nuts, 35 of dried fruits, 50 of mushrooms, 25 of honey, 25 of sweets and 25 of deer and pheasant. These were bought throughout the UK from a range of shops. The FSA concluded that the estimated intakes for the metals and other elements measured during this survey do not cause concern for people?s health.

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