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Evaluation of some heavy metal residues content in hen’s table eggs marketed in Egypt
Maria Ahmed El-Ansary *iD
Food Control Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt
*Corresponding author

In the present study, 120 fresh hen’s egg samples (Balady and farm) were randomly collected from supermarkets of Alexandria and El-Behera Governorates, Egypt and analyzed for lead and Cadmium residues expressed in (µg kg-1) in egg content using atomic absorption Spectrophotometer device. Results revealed that the total mean concentrations of Cd was 0.23± 0.0122 (µg kg-1) and the total mean concentration of lead was 123.45 ± 14.597(µg kg-1).  Results also revealed that the residues of Cadmium in all examined samples were within the permissible limit (0.05mg kg-1) and lead (Pb) concentrations exceeded the MRL value of (0.1 mg kg-1) in 7/120 (5.83%) of the total examined eggs. Lead contamination of hen’s eggs represents a potential public health hazard, especially to children repeatedly consuming eggs from contaminated hen’s eggs. The public health hazard and adverse outcomes of the examined toxic heavy metals on human consumers were discussed. Appropriate precautions are warranted to minimize the heavy metal consumption contamination especially of lead.

Keywords: Cadmium,Hen’s egg,Lead,Toxic heavy metals
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El-Ansary, M. A., 2021. Evaluation of some heavy metal residues content in hen’s table eggs marketed in Egypt.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 8(11): 21-28. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2021.811.003