Consideration of Heavy Metals Contamination in Turkish Foodstuffs: Cemen (Fenugreek Paste) and Hot Spicy Tomato Dip and Human Health Risk Assessment


KARABODUK K. , HASDEMİR E. , Aksu M. L.

GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, cilt.30, sa.1, ss.215-221, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: GAZI UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.215-221

Özet

In this study the heavy metal contents such as Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, Cr, Al, Mn, Pb, Cd in three different fenugreek pastes and hot spicy tomato dips purchased from three different markets in Ankara were investigated by the use of ICP-OES equipment. Metal contamination may come from the foodstuff materials and the equipment in fabricated. The metals present in the samples were found to be Fe (3.27-32.74 ppb), Co (16.54-18.86 ppb), Ni (57.38-59.76 ppb), Cu (14.3716.90 ppb), Zn (58.18-63.38 ppb), Cr (85.88-97.00 ppb), Al (105.40-253.10 ppb), Mn (26.9534.42 ppb), and Pb (102.40-114.20 ppb), Cd (55.97-56.87 ppb). The weekly intake values and health risk of the toxic metals Cd and Pb in Health risk index of FAO/WHO were separately evaluated. The HRI values of fenugreek paste and hot spicy tomato dip are below 1, so these foodstuffs are quite safe and healthy.