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Foods and Ingested Particles


The research carried out in the Ingesteds theme focuses on the potential for Canadians to be exposed to metals through diet and inhalation, i.e. food and ingested particles (e.g., soil, house-dust, paint particles). As most Canadians are not occupationally exposed to metals, ingestion constitutes the exposure route of greatest importance. Understanding the relative roles of soils, dust and food in this exposure is a very important aspect of risk assessment. Without this information the most effective risk management options cannot be recommended.

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