Quality of Life (Banja Luka) 12(3-4): 22-29


Importance of Public Health Control of Metals as Chemical Risks in Dietary Supplements

Marija Milosavljević, Ljiljana Stojanović Bjelić, Vesna Petković, Mirjana Đermanović, Marijana Vicanović, Borka Kotur

Pan-Europan University APEIRON, Banjaluka, Faculty of Health Sciences, kozmomarija@gmail.com
PHI Public Health Institute, Republic of Srpska, Banja Luka
Abstract: Popularity and use of dietary supplements are constantly growing. Dietary supplements are food products intended to supplement the usual diet and are concentrated source of nutrients or other substances with nutritional or physiological eff ecst. The purpose of the Paper is to determine frequency of presence of cadmium, lead and mercury metals in dietary supplements based on protein and amino acids that were analyzed during 2018 and 2019 at the Public Health Institute of Republic of Srpska in Banja Luka. Content of metal was determined by the Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry method. No health defective samples were identifi ed by public health control, but due to modern frequent use of dietary supplements in various population groups (children, adolescents, pregnant women, athletes, etc.), the aim of the Paper is to raise people’s awareness of the risks, such as heavy metals and artifi cial sweeteners, colors, prohormones and other chemical risks from dietary supplements since they may be associated with chronic health risks.
Keywords: public health control, chemical risks, dietary supplements, health risks.
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