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World Health Organization

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  • Weekly intakes were estimated and compared with the provisional tolerable weekly intake recommended by the Joint Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization Expert Committee on Food Additives [1].
  • Quantities of sorbic acid found in the samples treated with PS were below the Acceptable Daily Intake established by the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization [2].
  • The mean intake of vitamin C was far below the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization requirement of 26 +/- 2.13 (SD) mg/day) [3].
  • All samples had concentrations of DDT-derived compounds higher than the practical limit recommended by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization for DDT in cows' milk [4].

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  • Levels of DDT residues ranged from 0.42 to 11.36 ppm and exceeded the Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization practical residue limit of 1.25 ppm in 90 percent of the samples [6].


  1. Total mercury and methylmercury content in edible fish from the Mediterranean Sea. Storelli, M.M., Giacominelli Stuffler, R., Storelli, A., Marcotrigiano, G.O. J. Food Prot. (2003) [Pubmed]
  2. The effects of potassium sorbate and lactic acid on the shelf-life of vacuum-packed chicken meats. Kolsarici, N., Candogan, K. Poult. Sci. (1995) [Pubmed]
  3. Effect of maternal dietary vitamin C intake on the level of vitamin C in breastmilk among nursing mothers in Baghdad, Iraq. Tawfeek, H.I., Muhyaddin, O.M., al-Sanwi, H.I., al-Baety, N. Food and nutrition bulletin. (2002) [Pubmed]
  4. Organochlorine pesticide residues in human milk samples from Comarca Lagunera, Mexico, 1976. Albert, L., Vega, P., Portales, A. Pesticides monitoring journal. (1981) [Pubmed]
  5. Protein requirement of young adult Nigerian females on habitual Nigerian diet at the usual level of energy intake. Egun, G.N., Atinmo, T. Br. J. Nutr. (1993) [Pubmed]
  6. DDT residues in butter and infant formula in India, 1977. Dhaliwal, G.S., Kalra, R.L. Pesticides monitoring journal. (1978) [Pubmed]
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