Scientific journal

45 2006

Journal of Food and Nutrition Research
Summary No. 3 / 2006

Evaluation of soil and agricultural products’ contamination in the Spiš District of Slovakia
Journal of Food and Nutrition Research, 45, 2006, No. 3, s. 134-139

Danka Šalgovičová, Department for Evaluation of Food Contaminants Occurence, VÚP Food Research Institute, Priemyselná 4, P. O. Box 25, 824 75 Bratislava 26, Slovakia. E-mail:

Summary: The contamination levels of soil, feed, game, fish and other products of plant or animal origin by selected chemical elements were studied within the high-risk locality, along with their trends within 1991–2003. The evaluation results of 11 872 analyses suggested improving situation of the food chain contamination, with the exception of soil contamination by mercury. To address the prevailing problems, the re­gion will remain a tightly monitored locality, the control and monitoring data will serve as the starting point for risk management.

Keywords: contamination; toxic elements; soil; agricultural products

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