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Migration of aluminum from food contact materials to food—a health risk for consumers? Part I of III: exposure to aluminum, release of aluminum, tolerable weekly intake (TWI), toxicological effects…

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
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

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Title
Migration of aluminum from food contact materials to food—a health risk for consumers? Part I of III: exposure to aluminum, release of aluminum, tolerable weekly intake (TWI), toxicological effects of aluminum, study design, and methods
Published in
Environmental Sciences Europe, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12302-017-0116-y
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Thorsten Stahl, Sandy Falk, Alice Rohrbeck, Sebastian Georgii, Christin Herzog, Alexander Wiegand, Svenja Hotz, Bruce Boschek, Holger Zorn, Hubertus Brunn

Abstract

In spite of the prevalence of aluminum in nature, no organism has been found to date which requires this element for its biological functions. The possible health risks to human beings resulting from uptake of aluminum include detrimental effects to the hemopoietic system, the nervous system and bones. Aluminum is used in many fields and occurs in numerous foodstuffs. Food contact materials containing aluminum represent an anthropogenic source of dietary aluminum. As a result of their frequent use in private households a study was undertaken to detect migration of this metal to foodstuffs from drink containers, coffee pots, grill pans, and camping cookware made of aluminum. An estimate of the health risk to consumers is calculated, based on the tolerable weekly intake (TWI) specified by the European Food Safety Authority of 1 mg/kg body weight for all groups of people. In some instances the TWI is significantly exceeded, dependent upon the food contact material and the food itself.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 190 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 13 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 6%
Researcher 12 6%
Student > Master 7 4%
Other 4 2%
Other 18 9%
Unknown 124 65%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 7%
Chemistry 12 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 4%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 3%
Environmental Science 5 3%
Other 20 11%
Unknown 127 67%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 21. 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.
All research outputs
#1,434,558
of 21,972,331 outputs
Outputs from Environmental Sciences Europe
#77
of 566 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#29,881
of 289,557 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Environmental Sciences Europe
#1
of 1 outputs
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