Determination of selected heavy metals in street food around Jengka area / Wan Noni Afida Ab Manan, Nik Nur Syafiqa Nik Hashim and Nur Sha’adah Zainuddin

Ab Manan, Wan Noni Afida and Nik Hashim, Nik Nur Syafiqa and Zainuddin, Nur Sha’adah (2019) Determination of selected heavy metals in street food around Jengka area / Wan Noni Afida Ab Manan, Nik Nur Syafiqa Nik Hashim and Nur Sha’adah Zainuddin. Gading Journal for Science and Technology, 2 (2). pp. 34-39. ISSN 2637-0018

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Abstract

High consumption of street food may cause harmful health effects due to contamination of heavy metal. Two items of street food, namely: i)fried banana and, ii)Keropok Lekor were collected from stalls nearby Bandar Pusat Jengka area to determine and compare selected metals (Al, Cd, Cu and Pb) concentrations to the permissible limit set by Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO). Both fried banana and Keropok Lekor samples were prepared by wet digestion using amixture of HNO3and H2O2. These prepared samples were then analysed using Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-OES). All concentrations of selected metals were below the maximum standard set by FAO/WHO. The highest concentration for Al, Cd, Cu and Pb in both samples were 0.270mg/kg, 0.093 mg/kg, 0.077mg/kg and 0.327mg/kg, respectively. In comparison with its permissible limit, all samples did not exceed the limits which are Al (1 mg/kg), Cd (0.2 mg/kg), Cu (2.0 mg/kg) and Pb (0.5 mg/kg) for fruit and Al (1 mg/kg), Cd (0.5 mg/kg), Cu (3 mg/kg) and Pb (0.5 mg/kg) for fish.Nevertheless, it should be noted that consuming the street food for a long time with excess amount may contribute to health effects.

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Item Type: Article
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Ab Manan, Wan Noni Afida
noniafida@gmail.com
Nik Hashim, Nik Nur Syafiqa
UNSPECIFIED
Zainuddin, Nur Sha’adah
nsz@uitm.edu.my
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > Food and food supply in relation to public health
T Technology > TX Home economics > Nutrition. Foods and food supply
T Technology > TX Home economics > Nutrition. Foods and food supply > Examination and analysis. Composition. Adulteration
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus
Journal or Publication Title: Gading Journal for Science and Technology
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > Gading Journal of Science and Technology (GADINGS&T)
ISSN: 2637-0018
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 34-39
Item ID: 31178
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy metal, Permissible limit, Street food.
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/31178

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