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P-ISSN: 2709-9377, E-ISSN: 2709-9385

Journal of Current Research in Food Science

2023, Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A
Risk assessment of the intake of heavy metals in locally and foreign packaged non-alcoholic beverages consumed by adults living within Emene in Enugu State, Nigeria


Author(s): Nwanya KO, Aniobi CC, Okeke MU, Okeke OR and Ezeagwu PC

Abstract: Studies were carried out to assess the risk associated with the intake of heavy metals in locally and foreign packaged non-alcoholic beverages consumed by adults living within Emene in Enugu State, Nigeria, using standard analytical procedures and instrumentation. The samples (Zobo drink, soya milk, tiger nut drink, maltina pepsi and spirite) after wet digestion were analyzed for the presence of Pb, Cd, Cu and Zn using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The mean Pb range in the locally packaged non-alcoholic beverage (soya milk, zobo drink and tiger nut drink) samples was 0.035 - 0.053 µg/g and 0.014-0.017 µg/g in the foreign packaged non-alcoholic beverage (Pepsi, maltina and spirite) samples. Zn had a mean range of 1.371 - 5.622µg/g in the locally packaged beverage samples and 1.114-2.677 µg/g in the foreign packaged beverage samples. Cd had a mean range of 0.033 - 0.060µg/g in the locally packaged beverage samples and 0 - 0.018µg/g in the foreign packaged beverage samples. In the same vein, the mean Cu range in the locally packaged non-alcoholic samples was 1.672-2.182 µg/g and 0.462 - 1.873 µg/g in the foreign packaged non-alcoholic beverage samples. There was no risk associated with the dietary intake of the studied metals by the adult consumers of the investigated non-alcoholic beverage samples in Emene, Enugu State.

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Nwanya KO, Aniobi CC, Okeke MU, Okeke OR, Ezeagwu PC. Risk assessment of the intake of heavy metals in locally and foreign packaged non-alcoholic beverages consumed by adults living within Emene in Enugu State, Nigeria. J Curr Res Food Sci 2023;4(2):08-13.

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