Risk assessment of heavy metals in food sold in Yerevan

Project manager from CENS: Davit Pipoyan

Funded by։ State Committee of Sciences of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Armenia

Password: 18T-4A303

Duration: 2018-2020


The project aimed to assess dietary exposure of heavy metals in food with Total Diet Study (TDS) approach.

The scope was the assessment of heavy metals contents (Pb, Cd, As, Hg, Mo, Cu, Fe) targeting the key food items commonly consumed in Yerevan to identify major sources of heavy metal exposure.


Expected Outcome:


Identification of significant contributors to heavy metal exposure and highlighting the areas requiring continuous monitoring. The findings can have significant contribution for risk based inspections and further research on heavy metal exposure at the national level.