Survey of cadmium in food
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Survey of cadmium in food first supplementary report : the twelfth report of the Steering Group on Food Surveillance, the Working Party on the Monitoring of Foodstuffs for Heavy Metals.

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Published by H.M.S.O. in London .
Written in English


  • Cadmium -- Analysis.,
  • Food -- Analysis.

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Edition Notes

SeriesFood surveillance paper ;, no. 12
ContributionsGreat Britain. Working Party on the Monitoring of Foodstuffs for Heavy Metals., Great Britain. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
LC ClassificationsTX572.C24 G78 1973 Suppl.
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 54 p. ;
Number of Pages54
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2881985M
ISBN 100112425771
LC Control Number84105234

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