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Concentrations of cadmium, lead and zinc in livestock feed and organs around a metal production centre in eastern Kazakhstan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10943902     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper presents results of analysis of animal feed and meat (cattle, horse and sheep) products from a metal processing region (Oskemen) in east Kazakhstan. Samples were collected from a range of districts of differing distances from the main source of anthropogenic pollution and with differing underlying metal-containing geologies. Analyses for cadmium, lead and zinc revealed high concentrations in many feed and meat samples. Horse (an important food animal) samples had higher levels of contamination than cattle, which were higher than sheep. For example, mean cadmium concentrations in horse kidneys in one district were found to be 128 mg/kg and lead concentrations for liver 2.2 mg/kg. These, and other, results are generally higher than reported in many other studies in contaminated regions of eastern Europe and they can exceed State Maximal Allowed Concentrations by many times. As such levels of contamination pose a significant potential risk to human health, these results have formed the basis for subsequent research on levels of metal contamination in human tissues from affected populations.
A A Farmer; A M Farmer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Science of the total environment     Volume:  257     ISSN:  0048-9697     ISO Abbreviation:  Sci. Total Environ.     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-30     Completed Date:  2000-08-30     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0330500     Medline TA:  Sci Total Environ     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  53-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Tri.Stan, Orton Goldhay, Peterborough, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Animal Feed
Cadmium / analysis*
Environmental Pollutants / analysis*
Food Chain
Lead / analysis*
Meat Products / analysis*
Plants / chemistry
Zinc / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Environmental Pollutants; 7439-92-1/Lead; 7440-43-9/Cadmium; 7440-66-6/Zinc

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