Traduction en anglais : Occurrence of nitrate and nitrite in vegetables and total dietary intakes.
Last 31 January, the European Commission has issued the regulation 194/97 stating the maximum acceptable nitrate concentrations in lettuce and spinach.
The presence of nitrate in vegetables, as in water and generally in other food products, is a serious threat to man's health, not so much due to its toxicity, which is low, but for the dangerous compounds it originates in the organism (e.g. methaemoglobin, nitrosamines).
Data on occurrence of nitrate and nitrite in vegetables and on total dietary intakes are reviewed.
Vegetables constitute the major source of nitrate providing 72-94% of the average daily human dietary intakes.
Mots-clés Pascal : Consommation alimentaire, Dose journalière, Homme, Produit carné, Légume, Contamination chimique, Nitrate, Nitrite, Composé nitroso, Toxicité, Alimentation
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Food intake, Daily dose, Human, Meat product, Vegetable, Chemical contamination, Nitrates, Nitrites, Nitroso compound, Toxicity, Feeding
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0075293
Code Inist : 002A35E. Création : 14/05/1998.