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AJVS. 2016; 51(2): 334-346

Heavy Metals Residues in Some Dairy Products

Ahlam A. Eleboudy, Amer A.A., Abo El- Makarem H.S., Hend. H. Abo Hadour.


A total of Sixty random samples of dairy products (20 each of condensed milk , evaporated milk and infant formula) were collected from different outlets and pharmacies in Alexandria governorate, Egypt. All examined samples were analyzed by Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer to determine heavy metals residues and trace elements [lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Copper (Cu), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn)]. The results obtained revealed that extremely toxic heavy metals (Pb and Cd) were detected above the recommended daily intake in infant formula, while were acceptable when compared with average daily intake in examined condensed and evaporated milk samples. Public health significance of heavy metal was discussed.

Key words: Heavy metals , infant formula , condensed milk , evaporated milk , Atomic absorption Spectrophotometer.

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