Assessment of trace element contents of chicken products from turkey

Ozgur Dogan Uluozlu, Mustafa Tuzen, Durali Mendil, Mustafa Soylak

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Due to the consumption of chicken and chicken products in Turkey at high ratio, trace metal content of chicken and chicken products from Turkey were determined by atomic absorption spectrometry after microwave digestion. The accuracy of the method was confirmed by analysis of standard reference material (NIST SRM 1577b Bovine liver). Trace element content in various parts of chicken samples and chicken products were to be in the range of 0.10-114 μg/g for copper, 0.25-6.09 μg/kg for cadmium, 0.01-0.40 μg/g for lead, 0.10-0.91 μg/g for selenium, 0.05-3.91 μg/g for manganese, 0.06-0.10 μg/g for arsenic, 0.01-0.72 μg/g for chromium, 0.01-2.08 μg/g for nickel, 0.01-0.02 μg/g for cobalt, 0.10-1.90 μg/g for aluminium, 1.21-24.3 μg/g for zinc, 2.91-155 μg/g for iron. The levels of lead in some analyzed chicken products were higher than the recommended legal limits for human consumption.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)982-987
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Hazardous Materials
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - 3 Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Atomic absorption spectroscopy
  • Chicken
  • Microwave digestion
  • Trace element
  • Turkey


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