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Table 7 Daily intake of cyanide and total cyanide (g/day) via the consumption of cassava and cocoyam

From: Human health risk assessment of cyanide levels in water and tuber crops from Kenyasi, a mining community in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana

 

Daily intake (g/day)a

CN-

TCN-

Type of food

Urban

Rural

Adult

Children

Adult

Children

Cassava

112.20

196.10

57.05

74.57

425.24

555.83

Cocoyam

72.30

44.70

26.49

50.82

197.41

378.75

Total

83.54

125.39

622.65

934.58

  1. a Whitby (1969)