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Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
  Year: 2002 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 39-40
DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2002.39.40
 
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Potential Intake of Lithium by the Inhabitants of Different Regions in Jordan
M.S.Y. Haddadin , S. Khattari Daniela Caretto and R.K.Robinson

Abstract:
Although it is alleged that lithium is not toxic to humans below an intake of 500 mg day -1, test animals have been affected at levels as low as 50 mg kg-1 of feed. This study sought to establish whether fruits grown in the Jordan Valley could accumulate sufficient lithium for consumers to reach a target of 50 mg day-1. The mean soil levels of extractable lithium were 13.1, 20.3 and 25.4 mg kg-1 in three different growing regions of the Valley, while the highest levels in citrus fruits were 51.3 mg kg-1 in clementines (Citrus mitis) and 49.4 mg kg-1 in the lemon (Citrus limon). As the latter values were on a dry weight basis, the risk of lithium toxicity would appear to be minimal but, equally important, deficiency syndromes should not be manifest either.
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M.S.Y. Haddadin , S. Khattari Daniela Caretto and R.K.Robinson , 2002. Potential Intake of Lithium by the Inhabitants of Different Regions in Jordan. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition, 1: 39-40.

DOI: 10.3923/pjn.2002.39.40

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=pjn.2002.39.40

 
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