Potato chips are considered as one of the most popular and preferable children’s
foods in Saudi Arabia. The aim of this study was to examine the concentration of
12 chemical elements (i.e. Cd, Cr, Cu,
Fe, Mg, Mn, Ni, Pb, Zn, As, Se and Al) in different types of potato chips. Samples
were analyzed using an Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer
(ICP-OES). The average concentrations of analyzed elements in all potato chips were
examined and compared with the recommendations of international organizations concerned
with food safety. From the human health point of view, this investigation showed
that there was no possible health risk to consumers due to the intake of potato
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