Content of Heavy Metals in Different Types of Honey

  • Amir Zenunović
  • Husejin Keran
  • Edina Srabović
Keywords: Heavy Metals, Lead, Cadmium

Abstract

The industrialization of agriculture has led to the great use of pesticides, which leads to huge global problems, such as the production of safe food that is safe for humans and the environment. By heavy metals we mean elements whose relative density is above 5 g cm-3, heavy metals can be divided into essential trace elements (Fe, Cu, Zn, Mo, Mn, Ni) and toxic elements (Pb, Cd, Cr, As, Hg ). Heavy metals are represented 25% in the soil, and the largest percentage is occupied by K, Fe, Mg, Ca, Al, Na. In addition to anthropogenic processes such as urbanization, traffic, industrialization, heavy metals can be a consequence of natural or pedogenetic processes, ie. inheritance from the parent substrate.

The aim of this study was to determine the content of heavy metals Lead and Cadmium in the examined samples, to compare the obtained samples with the norms of the EU and BiH and the influence of the content of heavy metals on the quality of honey. Data collection was performed on the basis of honey analysis of four producers from the area of ​​Tuzla, Lukavac, Živinice and Bihać. The analysis was performed on February 18, 2020. to 25.02.2020. years. The analysis of the processed data was performed in the statistical program IBM SPSS.

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Published
2020-10-06
How to Cite
Amir Zenunović, Husejin Keran, & Edina Srabović. (2020). Content of Heavy Metals in Different Types of Honey. International Journal for Research in Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 7(5), 277-280. https://doi.org/10.31033/ijrasb.7.5.36