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International Journal of Current Multidisciplinary Studies Available Online at http://www.journalijcms.com Vol. 3, Issue,04, pp.710-714, April, 2017
ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATION IN POULTRY MEAT SAMPLES COLLECTED FROM CHITTAGONG CITY 1*Yeasmin,
N., 2Ali, S., 3Hossain, S., 4Hossain, A., 5Sharmin, K N and 6Begum, A
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of Applied Food Science and Nutrition, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh. 2Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology,Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh. 3Department of Medicine and Surgery, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh.
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Received 15th January, 2017 Received in revised form 8th February, 2017 Accepted 5th March, 2017 Published online 28th April, 2017
Keywords: Heavy metal, assessment, poultry meat, lead, chromium, public health
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The present study was carried out to determine the heavy metal concentration in poultry meat samples. The meat samples were collected from five broiler farms in Chittagong city area. A total number of 25 meat samples were collected. Heavy metal generally found in environment through fossil fuels combustion and indiscriminate waste management. The selected heavy metal such as lead and chromium concentration was determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The mean concentration of lead and chromium in meat were 0.228-0.290 mg/kg and 0.048-0.112 mg/kg respectively. The comparison indicates that for meat samples lead was not significantly different (p>0.05) in all farms except farm B (p