Toxic Metal Contamination in Locally Made Plastic, Polymeric Toys

Toxic Metal Contamination in Locally Made Plastic, Polymeric Toys


Ahmad N, Hassan F, Nasibullah M, Khan AR, Rahman M


Abstract

The main objective of this study was to determine the concentrations of toxic heavy metals (Cd, Mn, Cu, Ni and Cr) in locally made plastic toys purchased from Lucknow, Kanpur, Allahabad, Varanasi and Mau districts of Uttar Pradesh, India. All samples were digested with concentrated nitric acid (USP-400220 method) and analyzed by using atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS) to determine the metal concentrations, which lie in the range of Cd (0.172-0.0 ppm), Mn (1.521-0.0 ppm), Cu (1.251-0.0 ppm), Ni (1.211-0.0 ppm) and Cr (1.251-0.0 ppm).


Keywords

Heavy metals, Concentrations, Plastic, Toys, Health, Toxic


Cite This Article

Ahmad, N., Hassan, F., Nasibullah, M., Khan, A. R., & Rahman, M. (2014). Toxic Metal Contamination in Locally Made Plastic, Polymeric Toys. International Journal for Pharmaceutical Research Scholars, 3(1), 307-312.

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