publication . Article . 2014

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon and Metal Concentrations in Imported Canned Maize

Godswill O. Tesi; Chukwujindu M. A. Iwegbue; Elizabeth E. Ajogungbe; Embbey K. Ossai;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2014 Journal: Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology, volume 3, page 53 (eissn: 2148-127X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Turkish Journal of Agriculture - Food Science and Technology (TURJAF)
Abstract
Concentrations and profile of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons(PAHs) and metals (Cd, Pb, Ni, Cr, Fe and Mn) were determined in selected brands of canned maize in the Nigeria market with a view to providing information on the hazards associated with the consumption of these products. The measurement of the concentrations of PAHs was carried out by using a gas chromatography equipped with flame ionization detector (GC-FID) after extraction by ultra-sonication with acetone/dichloromethane and clean-up. The 16 PAH concentrations varied between 45.1 and 335.7 µg/kg. The concentrations of the indicators for occurrence and effects of PAHs in food varied from 3.6 to 114...
Subjects
free text keywords: Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, Heavy metals, Canned food, Nigeria, Agriculture, S, Agriculture (General), S1-972, Gas chromatography, Dichloromethane, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Acetone, Atomic absorption spectroscopy, law.invention, law, Metal, visual_art.visual_art_medium, visual_art, Environmental chemistry, Flame ionization detector, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, chemistry.chemical_classification, Acid digestion
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