Quantitative Determination of The Heavy Metals (Lead, Zinc And Manganese) in White Cheese Produced in Ergene Basin by Using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry

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Cücü A. , Yavuz M., Demircan Demir H.

MARMARA PHARMACEUTICAL JOURNAL, cilt.19, ss.181-185, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.12991/mpj.20151974681
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.181-185


It is well known that heavy metals are harmful for human health
 appearing only after exceeding the specific concentrations
 of each metal. This study was carried out to determine the
 concentrations of heavy metals in cheese that was produced in
 diaries of Ergene Basin.
 The dairies near the Ergene River were investigated and suitable
 ones were selected. Since the sampling process directly affects
 the sensitivity of the results, particular attention was given to
 this process. A total of twelve samples of cheese were collected
 from different diaries and each samples were digested three
 times by dry ashing and wet ashing methods and totally 108
 cheese samples were obtained for metal analyses. The lead,
 manganese content of the cheese samples were measured by
 graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometer and zinc
 content of the cheese samples were measured by flame atomic
 absorption spectrophotometer.
 Contents of heavy metals in the examined samples were compared
 with the excepted limit values in the literature and the results were
 evaluated. Experimental data shows that the concentrations of
 heavy metals are in the range of accepted limit values.