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42: NICKEL

Nickel is probably an essential element for humans, with several possible roles in maintenance and production of body cells.

Adequate amounts are probably obtained from most diets, provided that the gut is functioning properly.

There is some evidence that a few people may develop a skin sensitivity reaction to nickel. For these people, acid food cooked in stainless steel utensils and canned food may need to be avoided.

NICKEL INTAKE

The safe and adequate intake is not known.



FIGURE 59: NICKEL CONTENT OF SOME FOODS

  FOOD   NICKEL CONTENT
  (micrograms per 100 grams of food)
Green leafy vegetables

Fruits

Tuberous vegetables

Grains

Muscle meat

Milk

150-300

15-35

15-35

15-35

very low

very low

 

Elements
- Sodium
- Potassium
- Calcium
- Magnesium
- Iron
- Phosporus
- Sulphur
- Chlorine
- Copper
- Zinc
- Iodine
- Fluorine
- Chromium
- Manganese
- Selenium
- Cobalt
- Molybdenum
Nickel
- Tin
- Silicon
- Vanadium
- Cadmium

Also on this page:

-  Nickel intake
-  Figure 59: Nickel
   content of some food

 

 

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