Volume 15, Issue 46 (12-2014)                   Zanko J Med Sci 2014, 15(46): 1-7 | Back to browse issues page

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Mansouri B, Ariyaee M, Rezaei Z. Evaluation of bioaccumulation of lead and cadmium in the muscle tissue of slaughtered cow in Sanandaj City. Zanko J Med Sci 2014; 15 (46) :1-7
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Background and Aim: Environment pollution by heavy metals has become a worldwide issue during recent years due to their toxicity, long persistence, accumulation in the food chain and the potential for human exposure. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine concentrations of lead and cadmium metals in the muscles of cow slaughtered in Sanandaj city in 2014. 
Materials and Methods: The study was cross- sectional. A total of 40 muscle individuals belonging to cow was collected for determine of lead and cadmium in the muscle. Metal concentrations in the muscle were given as µg g-1 wet weight. Metal concentrations were assayed using Shimadzu AA 6600 atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The data was analyzed using SPSS software (version 16 SPSS, Chicago, IL).
Results: The mean concentration of lead in the muscle of cow was 15.5 mg/kg. Moreover, the results of this study showed that the cadmium concentration in the muscle of cow was 12.8 mg/kg. 
Conclusion: According to results of this study, the metal concentration in the muscle samples was generally lower than the maximum acceptable concentration in European Commission (EC).
Keywords: Pollution, heavy metals, cow
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/11/6 | Accepted: 2014/11/24 | ePublished: 2014/12/6

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