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Beverages 2018, 4(3), 65; https://doi.org/10.3390/beverages4030065

Detection of Organochlorine Pesticide (OCPs) Residues and Trace Metals in Some Selected Malt Drinks in Nigeria

Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry, Bowen University, Iwo 232102, Nigeria
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Received: 2 August 2018 / Revised: 13 August 2018 / Accepted: 21 August 2018 / Published: 1 September 2018
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Abstract

In this study we evaluated the trace metals and toxic residues of pesticides in commercial malta drinks sold in Nigeria markets. Residual concentrations of seventeen (17) chlorinated hydrocarbons and trace metals were determined in fifteen samples of three batches each of five selected brands of Malta drink sold in Nigeria markets. Gas Chromatograph-Electron Capture Detector (GC-ECD) and Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry (AAS) were employed in quantitative analysis. The results revealed that all the malt drink analyzed have one or more OCPs detected. The presence of eleven (11) OCPs residue were detected at varying concentrations. The total burden of OCPs in the samples was in the following order: AMS > DUB > MAG > HIM > MLT. Trace metals results revealed that Cd was below detection limit in all the samples while Pb; Ni and Cr were above World Health Organization and United State Environmental Protection Agency (WHO/USEPA) limits for drinking water. View Full-Text
Keywords: beverages; persistent organic pollutants; toxicology; contamination; toxic metals; public health beverages; persistent organic pollutants; toxicology; contamination; toxic metals; public health
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Olutona, G.O.; Livingstone, S.T. Detection of Organochlorine Pesticide (OCPs) Residues and Trace Metals in Some Selected Malt Drinks in Nigeria. Beverages 2018, 4, 65.

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