د.باسم عبد الحسن الشحمان المياح ( أستاذ )
كلية العلوم - البيئة والتلوث ( مسؤول شعبة )
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Determination of Alpha particles and heavy metal contamination in meat consumption from Najaf, Iraq
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علوم التخصص العام:
Basim A Almayah اسم الناشر:
Basim A Almayahi; Laith Saheb; Asmaa H. Abbood اسماء المساعدين:
A Quarterly Scientific Research Journal Indexed in: Scopus, EMBASE, Index Medicus for the East الجهة الناشرة:
A Quarterly Scientific Research Journal Indexed in: Scopus, EMBASE, Index Medicus for the Eastern Mediterranean Regional (EMRO), DOAJ, Index Copernicus, ISC, SID, citefactor, Magiran, Iran medex Iranian Journal of Medical Physics (IJMP)  
2018 سنة النشر:


Introduction: This study covered the determination of the level of alpha particles and heavy metal pollution in some meat sample collected from the open markets in Najaf in Iraq. The meat products include cow, beef, chicken and fish. Materials and Methods: The alpha particles contamination was determined using Nuclear Track detectors, CR-39. The heavy metal concentrations were estimated using Atomic-Absorption Spectroscopy. Results: The highest alpha particles emission rates found to be 0.0204 mBq cm-2 in ascary sheep meat. Whereas, the lowest rate of alpha particles (0.00008 mBq cm-2) was found in Kufa fish. The highest concentration of cadmium was discovered in gadeer beef (0.2600 ppm) and the lowest value of cadmium found in Kufa chicken was 0.0020 ppm. Whereas, the highest concentration of lead was found in Kufa cow with a concentration of 0.8936 ppm and the lowest value of lead concentration was found in Kufa chicken of 0.0542 ppm. Conclusions: This study concludes that the alpha particles contamination and heavy metal pollution in the meat samples were within permissible limits. Therefore, consumption of the selected meat products does not present any significant hazard to public in Najaf Market in Iraq. There is not apparent increasing in these rates, as well as for heavy metals, as compared with the global studies.