Evaluation of trace metals in tobacco of local and imported cigarette brands used in Pakistan by spectrophotometer through microwave digestion.

@article{Ajab2008EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of trace metals in tobacco of local and imported cigarette brands used in Pakistan by spectrophotometer through microwave digestion.},
  author={Huma Ajab and Sadia Yasmeen and Asim Yaqub and Zainab Ajab and Muhammad Junaid and Maria Siddique and Robina Farooq and Salman A. Malik},
  journal={The Journal of toxicological sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={415-20}
}
Uncontrolled exposure of active and passive smokers to trace metals causes increase in health risks. The primary objective of this study was to determine whether local and imported cigarette brands used in Pakistan, have elevated levels of metals or not. Six metals manganese (Mn), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and zinc (Zn) were determined in tobacco of twenty cigarette brands (local and imported) used in Pakistan by flame atomic absorption Spectrophotometry. To overcome… CONTINUE READING