Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology
Journal of Animal Behaviour and Biometeorology
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Possible heavy metal residues in poultry and their products that are bred around cement industry

İsmail Erbil Ersoy, Ahmet Uzatıcı, Ertuğrul Bilgücü

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Industry is an efficient tool for industrial development that is present in human lives and that mobilizes local and regional economies. When inspected from this aspect, industrial regions provide economic and social benefits for the societies. However on the other hand, they leave harmful effects to the environment and they may cause health and safety threats for communities. Mismanaged industrial regions may cause air and water pollution, noise problems and industrial accidents. One of the main purposes of this investigation is to determine the heavy metal (Pb, Cd, Cu, Cr, Co, Mo and Ni) levels in the liver, thigh and chest tissues of the chickens bred around the cement factory in a residential area. It is determined that the heavy metal levels in the livers of poultries bred in these areas are quite high (P<0.01) and also in the heavy metal analyses performed, the values obtained from the samples taken from the egg, thigh and chest tissues of the poultries are specified as high (P<0.01).


ICP-AES (Atomic Emission Spectrophotometry), Heavy Metal, Liver, Poultry, Blood

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