Tag: pollution

Using Lead Levels in Wine As A Proxy For Atmospheric Lead Levels in Australia

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Air quality data is regularly measured and analyzed in countries throughout the world, though in some cases there may be lapses in collection for various reasons, particularly for older dates when these measurements were not yet routinely taken.  In order…

Are Copper Levels in Wine Safe for Human Consumption? Case Study: Croatia

It is well known that wine is composed of a complex matrix of chemical compounds, which vary widely depending upon the soil, pesticide or fungicide use, winemaking process, storage process, and other steps along the way.  Metals may also be…