Toxic and essential metals in liver, kidney and muscle of pigs at slaughter in Galicia, north-west Spain.

@article{LopezAlonso2007ToxicAE,
  title={Toxic and essential metals in liver, kidney and muscle of pigs at slaughter in Galicia, north-west Spain.},
  author={M Lopez-Alonso and Marta Miranda and Cristina Castillo and Joaqu{\'i}n Hern{\'a}ndez and Marco Garc{\'i}a-Vaquero and Jos{\'e} Lu{\'i}s Benedito},
  journal={Food additives and contaminants},
  year={2007},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={943-54}
}
The aims of the study were to evaluate toxic and essential metal concentrations in meat and offal from pigs in north-west Spain to compare these with reported metal concentrations in pigs in other countries and in cattle in this region, and to relate the observed concentrations to maximum acceptable concentrations. Samples from 63 pigs aged 6 months were randomly collected at slaughter. After acid digestion, levels of metals were determined by ICP-OES and ICP-MS. As regards the toxic metals… CONTINUE READING

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