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Table 4 Lead, cadmium and Arsenic concentrations of food items available at households

From: A quantitative analysis of chronic exposure of selected heavy metals in a model diet in a CKD hotspot in Sri Lanka

Food Group   Lead Concentrations (μg/kg) Cadmium concentrations (μg/kg) Arsenic Concentrations (μg/kg)
  n Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Rice 65 236.3 235.7 21.9 18.7 45.5 107.7
Fruit/Flower Vegetables 88 232.1 282.4 17.8 12.4 44.9 115.1
Leafy Vegetables 43 212.4 174.6 18.8 8.9 66.4 187.1
Legume Vegetables 19 184.5 145.7 18.9 6.8 20.0 0.0
Fruits 24 187.9 157.2 15.0 0 20.0 0.0
Fats and Oil 6 154.3 154.9 27.0 21.5 20.0 0.0
Inland Fisha 2 57.0 38.2 15.0 0.0 20.0 0.0
Root & Tuber Vegetables 27 185.5 164.8 15.0 0.0 20.0 0.0
  1. aInland fish were included here as it is an important constituent in the diet, however not subjected to statistical test due to inadequate sample size
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