Detection of some heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Ni and Hg) in some animals meat of local markets

  • Shaimaa Abbas Sabeeh College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Al- Qadisiyah, Iraq


The present study involved detection for concentration of some heavy or toxic metals which have pathological effect on the human population if consumed contaminated meat with these metals (60) samples collected for goat meat (n=30) and camel meat (n=30) from butchers shops of markets districts (Al-Hamza, Al-Daghara and Afak) in Al-Qadisiyah province whose slaughter the animals from these districts only. The result showed a significant variance (p≤0.05) in concentrations of (Hg, Cd, and Ni) in goat meat were (0.0820, 0.1197 and 0.1099 mg/kg) respectively while Cd concentration not recorded significant variation studied districts. While the concentration of Hg and Pb recorded significant variance (p≤0.05) in camel meat in Al-Daghara district compare among study district were (0.1200 mg/kg and 0.3477mg/kg) respectively and we did not show dramatic a significant variance in Pb and Ni concentrations in the study regions. With regarded of animal factor we showed significant variance ( p≤0.05) in concentrations of Pb and Ni in goat meat compared with camel meat were ( 0.9975 mg/kg and 0.5960 mg/kg ) respectively while the concentration of Hg and Cd was not recorded significant variance between the meat of goat and camel.


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