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Table 1 Aluminum uptake from drinking bottles-child/adult and the respective percentage to TWI

From: Migration of aluminum from food contact materials to food—a health risk for consumers? Part II of III: migration of aluminum from drinking bottles and moka pots made of aluminum to beverages

Beverage in aluminum bottle Mean concentration (mg/L)a Aluminum uptake-childb (mg/week) Percentage to TWI child aluminum uptake-adult (mg/week)c Percentage to TWI adult
Lined drinking bottles
 Water (n = 9) 0.03 0.12 0.80 0.12 0.17
 Tea from bags (n = 9) 1.56 5.45 36.3 5.45 7.78
 Granulated tea (n = 9) 0.44 1.54 10.3 1.54 2.20
 Apple juice and mineral water mix (n = 9) 1.02 3.58 23.8 3.58 5.11
Unlined drinking bottles
 Water (n = 6) 0.30 1.06 7.06 1.06 1.51
 Tea from bags (n = 6) 6.22 21.8 145 21.8 31.1
 Granulated tea (n = 6) 2.30 8.05 53.6 8.05 11.5
 Apple juice and mineral water mix (n = 6) 4.34 15.2 101 15.2 21.7
  1. aThe results shown here are the arithmetic means of the results from three repetitions of experiments on bottles from all five manufacturers
  2. bData for a child weighing 15 kg consuming a daily portion of 500 mL for a period of 1 week (7 days)
  3. cData for an adult weighing 70 kg consuming a daily portion of 500 mL for a period of 1 week (7 days)