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Environnement, Risques & Santé


Quels risques à consommer des végétaux cultivés sur un sol potentiellement contaminé par des métaux lourds ? Volume 17, issue 6, November-December 2018



This news is based on the following article: Augustsson A, Uddh-Söderberg T, Filipsson M, et al. Challenges in assessing the health risks of consuming vegetables in metal contaminated environments. Environ Int 2018 ; 113 : 269-80. doi : 10.1016/j.envint.2017.10.002


Based on the results of their study in a region in Sweden marked by past industrial pollution, the authors of this article believe that it is unwise to conclude that there is no health risk from eating fruit and vegetables grown in an environment contaminated by heavy metals simply because their contamination levels remain within acceptable limits.