Assessment of heavy metal concentration in poultry meat samples collected from chittagong city

Yeasmin, N., Ali, S., Hossain, S., Hossain, A., Sharmin, K N and Begum, A

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<0.05) but chromium was significantly different (p<0.05) in case of all farms. In present study all the meat samples showed lower concentration than permissible limit which is safe to human health

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