COT statement on the results of multielement surveys

The COT considered data on the toxicology of antimony, barium, bismuth, germanium, gold, indium, iridium, palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, strontium and thallium.

The COT considered data on the toxicology of antimony, barium, bismuth, germanium, gold, indium, iridium, palladium, platinum, rhodium, ruthenium, strontium and thallium and the results of surveys for selections of these elements in samples obtained from a Total Diet Study, dietary supplements (not including germanium supplements), marine fish and shellfish, and vegetables and milk collected near sources of pollution.

It noted various assumptions and limitations in the available data but, acknowledging these, it saw no evidence to suggest that estimated intakes of the elements were a cause for concern.