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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 1113-1121
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.132


A Study on the Levels of Heavy Metals in Poultry Eggs in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh
A. Jagadeesh Babu1, C.S. Swetha1, R.A. Supriya1, G. Suganya1, K. Sasikala2, R. Surendra2 and K. Yeshwanth Srinivas2
1Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati, Andhara Pradesh, India
2B.V.Sc, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary University, College of Veterinary Science, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Chicken eggs are one of the main sources of protein but if contaminated by toxic heavy metals due to industrial waste, geochemical structures and agricultural activities is a serious problem for environmental and human health. The aim of our study is focused on evaluating the trace elements level in eggs that collected from the retail outlets in and around Chittoor district, Andhra Pradesh. The concentrations of As, Cr, Cu, Cd, Mn, Ni, Pb and Fe were measured using Inductively Coupled Plasma - Optical Emission Spectrometry. The result of our study showed that none of the samples had trace elements like Arsenic, Cadmium and Lead. The concentration of other trace elements like Chromium, Copper, Manganese, Nickel and Iron were ranged 0.04-0.15, 0.87-5.66, 0.22-0.66, 0.01-0.08, 1.29-8.54. Fe, Cu is found in high levels while, Cr, Mn, Ni burden occurred in less levels in all eggs. It seems that the regular national monitoring of egg producing chain specially the quality of chicken feed should be taken into account seriously in order to safeguard public health.


Keywords: Food safety, Heavy metals, Eggs
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Jagadeesh Babu, A., C.S. Swetha, R.A. Supriya, G. Suganya, K. Sasikala, R. Surendra and Yeshwanth Srinivas, K. 2018. A Study on the Levels of Heavy Metals in Poultry Eggs in Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 1113-1121. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.132