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Migration of aluminum from food contact materials to food—a health risk for consumers? Part III of III: migration of aluminum to food from camping dishes and utensils made of aluminum

Overview of attention for article published in Environmental Sciences Europe, April 2017
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Migration of aluminum from food contact materials to food—a health risk for consumers? Part III of III: migration of aluminum to food from camping dishes and utensils made of aluminum
Published in
Environmental Sciences Europe, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12302-017-0117-x
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Authors

Thorsten Stahl, Sandy Falk, Alice Rohrbeck, Sebastian Georgii, Christin Herzog, Alexander Wiegand, Svenja Hotz, Bruce Boschek, Holger Zorn, Hubertus Brunn

Abstract

When cooking on a barbecue grill, consumers often use aluminum grill pans. For one, the pan catches the fats and oils that would drip into the embers causing the formation of potentially noxious smoke, and the pan also protects the food from being burned by direct heat from the coals. In addition, new aluminum products for use in ovens and grills are becoming increasingly popular. Due to their light weight and excellent heat transfer camping, utensils made of aluminum are, for example, often used by fishermen and mountain climbers. Preparing food in aluminum utensils can, however, result in migration of the aluminum to the foodstuffs. In this study presented here, it was found that the transfer limit of 5.00 mg/L for aluminum is not exceeded using simulants for oil or for tap water; however, with an aqueous solution of 0.5% citric acid, the limit is clearly exceeded at 638 mg/L. This means that the Tolerable Weekly Intake (TWI) is exceeded by 298% for a child weighing 15 kg and for an adult weighing 70 kg it is equivalent to 63.8% of the TWI, assuming a daily uptake of 10 mL marinade containing lemon juice over a period of 1 week. Preparation of a fish dish with a marinade containing lemon juice in camping dishes would result in the TWI being exceeded by 871% for a child weighing 15 kg and by 187% for an adult weighing 70 kg assuming a daily uptake of 250 g over a period of 1 week.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 44 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 18%
Student > Bachelor 8 18%
Researcher 7 16%
Student > Master 6 14%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 5%
Other 8 18%
Unknown 5 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Chemistry 8 18%
Social Sciences 4 9%
Engineering 4 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 9%
Other 12 27%
Unknown 8 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 June 2022.
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#1,640,653
of 21,972,331 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Sciences Europe
#88
of 566 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#32,963
of 284,771 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Sciences Europe
#1
of 2 outputs
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