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Assessment of Camel Meat Pollution with Trace Metals in Desert Area of Basra Province

Sarmad G. Mohammed1, Hassan T. Abdulsahib2, Ibrahim M. Jasim2 and Mushtak T. Jabbar3
  • 1 Department Food Science and Biotechnology, College of Agriculture, University of Basra, Iraq
  • 2 Department Chemistry, Collage of science, University of Basra, Basra, Iraq
  • 3 Environmental Science and Engineering College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China


Problem statement: This study investigates the possibility of the camel meat pollution in south of Basra province (Iraq). Trace elements concentrations (Mg, Fe, Pb and Hg) were determined from different tissues of camel (neck, shoulder, plate, leg and loin) from two location in Basra governorate, Safwan and Al-Zubair. Approach: The study focused on the assessment of camel meat pollution on these locations with toxic elements which may caused by soil, water and plants which camel feed on. Results: The obtained results revealed that camel meat from area away from city gave higher concentrations of Mg, Fe, Pb and Hg comparing with those camels nearby city. Camel meat tissues differed in their content of Mg, Pb, Fe and Hg; neck was higher in Mg and Hg content while leg was higher in their content of Pb and Fe comparing with the other tissues. Conclusion: The obtained results were compared with literature data and the results tended to be high.

American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences
Volume 6 No. 4, 2011, 475-479


Submitted On: 23 September 2011 Published On: 27 October 2011

How to Cite: Mohammed, S. G., Abdulsahib, H. T., Jasim, I. M. & Jabbar, M. T. (2011). Assessment of Camel Meat Pollution with Trace Metals in Desert Area of Basra Province. American Journal of Agricultural and Biological Sciences, 6(4), 475-479.

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  • Coefficient of Variance (CV)
  • Standard Deviation (SD)
  • camel meat pollution
  • trace metals
  • literature data
  • trace elements
  • toxic elements
  • mineral supplementation