Author: Lisia Maria Gobbo Dos Santos

Research tests concentration of toxic metals in commercial yerba mate in the southern Brazilian states

The Yerba mate commercialized in the Brazilian states of Rio Grande do Sul, Paraná and Santa Catarina has a high concentration of cadmium metal, exceeding the limit established by the National Agency of Sanitary Surveillance (ANVISA). Even so, when used in hot infusions, yerba mate exhibits low concentrations of toxic metals such as arsenic, cadmium and lead. Read More →