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Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination (Nickel and Arsenic) using GF-AAS in Local Brand Chocolates and Candies from Tiruchirappalli, India

Published on May 2014 by P. Prakash, G. Rajan, V. Elavarasi, T. K. Poornima Priyadharsani, K. Thamaraiselvi
National Conference cum Workshop on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Foundation of Computer Science USA
NCWBCB - Number 1
May 2014
Authors: P. Prakash, G. Rajan, V. Elavarasi, T. K. Poornima Priyadharsani, K. Thamaraiselvi
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P. Prakash, G. Rajan, V. Elavarasi, T. K. Poornima Priyadharsani, K. Thamaraiselvi . Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination (Nickel and Arsenic) using GF-AAS in Local Brand Chocolates and Candies from Tiruchirappalli, India. National Conference cum Workshop on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. NCWBCB, 1 (May 2014), 25-28.

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author = { P. Prakash, G. Rajan, V. Elavarasi, T. K. Poornima Priyadharsani, K. Thamaraiselvi },
title = { Assessment of Heavy Metal Contamination (Nickel and Arsenic) using GF-AAS in Local Brand Chocolates and Candies from Tiruchirappalli, India },
journal = { National Conference cum Workshop on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology },
issue_date = { May 2014 },
volume = { NCWBCB },
number = { 1 },
month = { May },
year = { 2014 },
issn = 0975-8887,
pages = { 25-28 },
numpages = 4,
url = { /proceedings/ncwbcb/number1/16509-1409/ },
publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
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%J National Conference cum Workshop on Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
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%I International Journal of Computer Applications
Abstract

Nineteen different varieties of local brand chocolates, soft candies and hard candies were procured from Tiruchirappalli district, Tamil Nadu. These samples were analyzed for two heavy metals nickel and arsenic in Graphite Furnace – Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (GF-AAS). Out of 19 local brands of chocolates and candies, five were chocolate type, six were soft candy type and eight were hard candy type. From the analysis, it was found that nickel levels in the samples ranged from 0. 77 to 5. 47 ?g/g with an average of 2. 75?g/g and arsenic levels ranged from 0. 01 to 4. 50 ?g/g with an average of 0. 81 ?g/g. Concentration of nickel was high in chocolates and hard candies. Local brand soft candies revealed the highest concentration of arsenic. Results showed that there is significant heavy metal contamination in the collected confectionary samples and on frequent consumption it will cause serious health effects in children and adults as well.

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Keywords

Chocolates Candies Nickel Arsenic Gf-aas.