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Uptake of Heavy Metal Residues from Sewage Sludge in the Milk of Goat and Cattle during Summer Season
 
Bilal Aslam, Ijaz Javed*, Faqir Hussain Khan and Zia-ur-Rahman
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
*Corresponding author: sandhu_drijaz@yahoo.com

Abstract   

Uptake of different heavy metal residues including cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni), led (Pb), arsenic (As), and mercury (Hg) were determined in goat and cattle milk collected from two areas, each consisted of three sites. Area 1 was selected in the north-east and Area 2 in the north-west of Faisalabad city along the main sewerage drains. Levels of Cd, Cr, Ni, Pb, As and Hg in the milk of goat and cattle were higher than the most reported values in the literature. The levels of heavy metal residues in the milk of cattle from Area 1 had higher levels than those present in cattle milk from Area 2. However, in case of goat milk the residual values from Area 1 and Area 2 were non-significantly different. It was concluded that the levels of Cd, Cr, Ni, Pb, As and Hg in the milk of goat and cattle were higher than reported values in the literature.

Key words: Cattle milk; Goat milk; Heavy metals residues

 
   

ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)



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