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Combination of cassava flour cyanide and urinary thiocyanate measurements of school children in Mozambique

Cardona, A.; Ernesto, Mario; Nicala, Domingos; Mirione, Estevao; Chavane, Leonardo; N'Zwalo, Hipolito; Chikumba, Sergio; Cliff, Julie; Mabota, A; Haque, Memdadul; Bradbury, James


The maximum daily cassava flour intake of children may be calculated from determination of the total cyanide content of cassava flour and urinary thiocyanate levels of school children in samples collected at the same time and place. Four sites, two with and two without recent konzo cases, were chosen for study. In two sites with recent konzo cases, 84% and 93% of school children consumed cassava the previous day, and the calculated maximum daily consumption of cassava was over 700 g. In two...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition
DOI: 10.1080/09637480410001725265


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