Assessment of levels of V, Cr, Mn, Sr, Cd, Pb and U in bovine meat

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dc.contributor.author Ambushe, Abayneh A.
dc.contributor.author Hlongwane, Mokgadi M.
dc.contributor.author McCrindle, Robert Ian
dc.contributor.author McCrindle, Cheryl Myra Ethelwyn
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-07T11:16:48Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-07T11:16:48Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.description.abstract Pollution of the environment with heavy metals can be a serious problem. In SouthAfrica, particularly, there are many sources of heavy metals, often due to smelter and mining activities. This has led to toxic metals in the environment that directly affect air, water and food. The presence of heavy metal residues in foodstuffs is potentially hazardous to humans and animals. Heavy metals accumulate in certain organs, particularly in the liver and kidney. The objective of this study was to determine the levels of V, Cr, Mn,Sr, Cd, Pb and U in bovine organs and tissues obtained from polluted areas of North West Province, South Africa. Bovine liver, kidney, muscle, fat and bone samples were freeze-dried, homogenized and mineralized using a microwave-assisted digestion system. The levels were quantified using dynamic reaction cell inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (DRC-ICP-MS). A bovine muscle (NIST-RM8414) and bovine liver, reference material (NIST-RM1577b), were also analyzed and results agreed with certified values. The study revealed accumulation of Sr in bone, Cd, Pb and U in kidney and bone, Mn in liver and, V and Cr in kidney tissues of cattle. en
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dc.description.sponsorship Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) and National Research Fund (NRF). en_US
dc.description.uri http://journals.sabinet.co.za/sajchem/ en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ambushe, AA, Hlongwane, MM, McCrindle, RI & McCrindle, CME 2012, 'Assessment of levels of V, Cr, Mn, Sr, Cd, Pb and U in bovine meat', South African Journal of Chemistry, vol. 65, pp. 159-164. en
dc.identifier.issn 0379-4350
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/19556
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher South African Chemical Institute en_US
dc.rights South African Chemical Institute en_US
dc.subject Bovine meat en
dc.subject Dynamic reaction cell inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry(DRC-ICP-MS) en
dc.subject.lcsh Cattle -- Effect of heavy metals on en
dc.subject.lcsh Cattle -- Feeding and feeds -- Contamination en
dc.subject.lcsh Meat -- Quality en
dc.subject.lcsh Heavy metals -- Physiological effect en
dc.title Assessment of levels of V, Cr, Mn, Sr, Cd, Pb and U in bovine meat en
dc.type Article en


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