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dc.contributor.author Peter W. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-17T16:54:39Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-17T16:54:39Z
dc.date.issued 2006-01 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apgeochem.2005.09.015 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Abrahams , P W 2006 , ' Iron nutrition and possible lead toxicity: an appraisal of geophagy undertaken by pregnant women of UK Asian communities ' Applied Geochemistry , vol 21 , no. 1 , pp. 98-108 . , 10.1016/j.apgeochem.2005.09.015 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 96661 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1762 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1762
dc.description.abstract A cultural transfer of geophagy is evident in the UK, with soils imported from Bengal being deliberately consumed mainly by pregnant Asian women. Two samples purchased from ethnic shops were subjected to a 2-part acid–alkaline in vitro physiologically based extraction test (PBET) procedure, representing the stomach and small intestine of the human digestive system respectively, to determine the bioaccessibility of elements. Despite the low bioaccessibility of Fe, with the quantity of soil consumed one sample can provide 41–54% of this mineral nutrient required by a 15–18 year old female, with the other sample providing 90–119%. Significant amounts of Ca, Cu and Mn are also supplied to the consumer, whilst further research investigating the possible effects of Pb toxicity on the geophagist would seem to be justified. en_US
dc.format.extent 11 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Applied Geochemistry en_US
dc.title Iron nutrition and possible lead toxicity: an appraisal of geophagy undertaken by pregnant women of UK Asian communities en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Other IGES Research en_US


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