Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences (ASPS)(ISSN: 2581-5423)

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Determination of Trace Elements in Some Selected Broiler Chickens in the Ashanti Region of Ghana

Asare-Donkor NK* and Amissah AA

Department of Chemistry, University Post Office, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana

*Corresponding Author: Asare-Donkor NK, Department of Chemistry, University Post Office, KNUST, Kumasi, Ghana.

Received: December 12, 2019; Published: December 23, 2019

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Abstract

Trace elements in broiler chicken from some markets in the Ashanti Region of Ghana has been determined using Atomic Spectrometric method. The results were 0.017 ± 4.69x10-3 mg/Kg for As, 0.181 ± 0.0696 mg/Kg for Cd and 3.76x10-3 ± 2.670x10-3 mg/Kg for Pb in the breast, 0.0224 ± 1.855x10-3 mg/Kg for As, 0.2486 ± 0.0689 mg/Kg for Cd and 8.82x10-3 ± 3.077x10-3 mg/Kg for Pb in the gizzard and 0.0172 ± 3.187x10-3 mg/Kg for As, 0.162 ± 0.0776 mg/Kg for Cd and 2.44x10-3 ± 7.889x10-4 mg/Kg for Pb in the thigh. The MDI for various metals per person were 2.960x10-5 ± 3.94x10-6mg/Kg for As, 3.099x10-4 ± 5.84x10-5 mg/Kg for Cd and 7.867x10-6 ± 4.34x10-6 mg/Kg for Pb. These values were found to be below JECFA values of 0.012 mg/Kg for As, 0.001 mg/Kg for Cd and 0.004 mg/Kg for Pb as well as that of WHO limits of 0.10 mg/Kg for As, 0.05mg/Kg for Cd and 0.20 mg/Kg for Pb. From these results, it is concluded that broiler chickens raised in this region are safe for consumption and may not pose a risk on human health in terms of the elements.

Keywords: Broiler Chicken; Ghana; Food

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Citation: Asare-Donkor NK and Amissah AA. “Determination of Trace Elements in Some Selected Broiler Chickens in the Ashanti Region of Ghana". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 4.1 (2020): 32-37.



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