[Assessment of daily aluminum intake by food consumption]

Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi. 2000 Jul-Sep;104(3):107-12.
[Article in Romanian]


Aluminum is naturally present in foods; the contents of aluminum may increase during cooking or technological processes, or during conditioning. The average aluminum intake for humans is 10 mg/day. In case of drug administration, the normal average intake may reach 50-1000 mg/day. Foods represent the major source of aluminum for humans. We assessed the aluminum contents in samples of vegetal (vegetables and fruits), animal foods (milk and dairy, meat ) and drinking water, in order to evaluate the daily aluminum intake. Aluminum assessment was made by the colorimetric method with eriocromcianin R. The gathered values (mg Al3+/100 g product), range between 0.0177 and 0.5473, are similar to those reported in the literature, and allow the assessment of aluminum intake by daily food consumption. The daily aluminum intake by means of normo- and hypocaloric menus was computed, and ranges between 2.4231 and 0.8677 mg aluminum.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Aluminum / analysis*
  • Food Analysis / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Food Analysis / standards*
  • Humans
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Nutrition Policy
  • Romania


  • Aluminum