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Neutral

Results of monitoring of lead and cadmium in selected food categories in the period 2006-2010 show that the permitted maximum levels were not exceeded. However, on the basis of experience of other EU countries, it is necessary to remain committed to their regular monitoring, because the presence of metals in food, even in small concentrations, can cause adverse health effects in people.



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Figure ZD15-1: Average lead content in certain food categories in Slovenia, 2006-2011 (in mg/kg)
Sources: 

Reports, Health Inspectorate of RS, 2006, 2007, 2008 in 2009.

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2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Limit value
leafy vegetables mg/kg 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.03 0.3
other vegetables mg/kg 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.04 0.1
meat mg/kg 0.05 0.05 0.02 0.02 0.06 0.05 0.1
cereals and derivatives mg/kg 0.075 0.067 0.084 0.032 0.07 0.07 0.2
Figure ZD15-2: Average cadmium content in certain food categories in Slovenia, 2006-2011(in mg/kg)
Sources: 

Reports, Health Inspectorate of RS, 2006, 2007, 2008 in 2009.

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2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Limit value
other vegetables mg/kg 0.012 0.012 0.021 0.032 0.022 0.021 0.1
meat mg/kg 0.01 0.012 0.015 np 0.01 0.01 0.1
cereals and derivatives mg/kg 0.02 0.038 0.032 0.034 0.029 0.031 0.2
fish and seafood mg/kg np 0.043 0.016 0.055 0.078 0.084 0.1
leafy vegetables mg/kg 0.07 0.042 0.059 0.058 0.026 0.035 0.3
Figure ZD15-3: Average dietary intake of certain metals in adults in various European countries, 2004
Sources: 

European Commission, Assessment of the dietary exposure to arsenic, cadmium, lead and mercury of the population of the EU member states, 2004.

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Portugal Germany Italy France Finland Greece Norway Denmark United Kingdom Sweden
Arsenic µg/day 0.001 37 310 135 15 0.045 / 64 66 101
Cadmium µg/week 116 135 141 74.3 66 135 110 112 85 6.4
Lead µg/day 133 47 30 56.8 6 25 21 18 27 5
Mercury µg/week 100.66 69.37 60.2 59.34 43.4 36.19 28.4 24.5 21.14 18.9
Belgium Netherlands Ireland
Arsenic µg/day 265 / 0.97
Cadmium µg/week 114 176 2.73
Lead µg/day 31 / 1
Mercury µg/week 19.4 12.6 9.59

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