The objective of this study was to use synchrotron radiation total reflection X-ray fluorescence analysis (SR-TXRF) for the
determination of metals and other elements in food available to the population in commercial establishments, in order to evaluate
the risks of contamination by these products. The analyzed species were vegetables, leafy vegetables, fruits, cereal and grain.
The results indicated that some species were contaminated by Cr, Cu, Zn and Pb with concentrations much higher than the reference