Toxicol Rep 2021 23;8:668-675. Epub 2021 Mar 23.
Department of Pharmacology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, SIMATS, Chennai, 600077, Tamil Nadu, India.
The risk of heavy metals contamination in meat and meat products is of great concern for both food safety and from human health point of view. The present study was carried out to assess the heavy metal residues such as Pb, Cd, As and Hg in broiler chicken meat, neck and edible organs (liver and kidney). In the present study, 150 samples were randomly collected from major cities (Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy, and Salem) of Tamil Nadu state, India and analyzed for Pb, Cd, As and Hg residues (mg/kg) using inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) technique. Read More