The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between mercury concentration in well water and its residues in chicken tissues in particular areas of Abees, Alexandria Governorate.
The concentration of mercury in ground water, beside in liver, kidney, muscle tissues and blood samples of 12 chickens from four poultry production farms was estimated using atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The highest mercury concentration levels were observed in the kidney followed by the liver in detectable levels samples. The level of mercury in ground water was undetectable of 81 micro g/L. There is no doubt that the relationship of mercury accumulation levels in kidney and those in liver tissues were proportionally correlated. The rate of mercury accumulation is independent of the intake level and the toxic level could be reached eventually, even at a very low intake level. It is evident therefore that even very small concentration of mercury in environment may cause health risks affect exposures
A. I. El Sarha ,H. K. Hussein ,
Pollution of ground water by mercury and its residues in chicken tissues,
Bull. Fac. Sci.-Univ. Alex. 1994;
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