EFSA RAISES CONCERN ABOUT ALUMINIUM CONTAINER CONTAMINATION

BY KEITH NUTHALL

THE EUROPEAN Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has raised concerns about the amount of aluminium leaching from food packaging into food and drink. EFSA scientists investigating the issue have concluded that a safe level of such contamination (a Tolerable Weekly Intake - TWI) is 1 milligram of aluminium per kilogram of body weight. However, these experts estimated that "intakes of aluminium may exceed the TWI in a significant part of the European population." See


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