Journal of Heavy Metal Toxicity and Diseases Open Access

  • ISSN: 2473-6457
  • Journal h-index: 8
  • Journal CiteScore: 5.69
  • Journal Impact Factor: 3.69
  • Average acceptance to publication time (5-7 days)
  • Average article processing time (30-45 days) Less than 5 volumes 30 days
    8 - 9 volumes 40 days
    10 and more volumes 45 days
Reach us +32 25889658

Abstract

Determination and Health Risk Assessement of Copper , Cadmium , Chromium , Iron and Lead Content in Four Brands of Eddible Vegetable Oil Sold in Markeks.

Ayodeji Oladejo*

Metals plays a major role in human health, while some are needed by the body in certain concentration with concentration above the allowed limit resulting in major health issues, some on the other metals like Pb, Cd, As and Cr just to mention a few are of no value to the human body even in low concentration and in view of this , the result of findings of Cu, Cd, Cr, Fe and Pb contents in Power oil (PO), Golden oil (GO), Actival oil (AO) & King oil (KO) was analyzed after they were digested using Absorption Atomic Spectrophotometer (AAS) and the metal concentration varies as thus, 0.034 – 0.100, 0.000 – 0.002, 0.000 – 0.013, 0.100 – 0.173 and 0.001 – 0.012 for Cu, Cd, Cr, Fe and Pb respectively all in mg/kg with all the concentrations below the limit set by regulatory bodies.Furthermore the health risk assessment due to the consumption of this oil was determined using Hazard Quotient (HQ), Hazard Index (HI) and Incremental Lifetime Carcinogen Risk (ILCR) for three different body weight (15, 35 and 60 kg) using the daily intake as 25g (0.025kg) and the values of the computed indices indicates that consumption of this oil do not pose any health risk to the masses and general public consuming it.0.173 and 0.001 – 0.012 for Cu, Cd, Cr, Fe and Pb respectively all in mg/kg with all the concentrations below the limit set by regulatory bodies , furthermore the health risk assessment due to the consumption of this oil was determined using Hazard Quotient (HQ), Hazard Index (HI) and Incremental Lifetime Carcinogen Risk (ILCR) for three different body weight (15, 35 and 60 kg) using the daily intake as 25g (0.025kg) and the values of the computed indices indicates that consumption of this oil do not pose any health risk to the masses and general public consuming it.

Published Date: 2021-10-15; Received Date: 2020-07-10