Heavy Metal Analysis of Some Common Foodstuffs Sold at Motor Parks in Ogun State, Southwestern Nigeria

Authors : Mujeebat A. Idris; Taofik O. Akanbi; Boluwatife S. Olubusoye; Oluwatobi M. Alabi; Oluwafemi Awolesi; Peter G. Oni; Idara M. Akwa

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 11 - November

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Food consumption is one of the sources of human exposure to heavy metals. In growing medium sized cities in developed countries, heavy metal in food is caused by industry and vehicular emissions. Most foods sold in Nigerian outdoor markets are not properly packaged thus making them more susceptible to environmental pollution. Food contaminated with heavy metals is unsafe and long term exposure to heavy metals poses health risks such as cancer. This study investigated the concentration of manganese, copper

Keywords : Contamination; Heavy metals; Environmental Pollution; Food; AAS.


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