Investigation of heavy metals in selected samples of cigarette brands sold in Anyigba Market and tobacco leaves grown in Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria

  • P.K. Onojah
  • O Adejor
  • L Achimugu
Keywords: Heavy Metals, Chronic Exposure, Tobacco Plants, Cigarette

Abstract

Selected heavy metals in popular cigarette brands sold in Anyigba and tobacco leaves grown in Anyigba, Kogi State were determined by Atomic Absorption Spectrophometer (AAS). Average Concentration of Cadmium (Cd), Zinc (Zn) and Lead (Pb) in different cigarette brands and tobacco leaves were determined as; Zn: 6.11 – 22.35 mg/kg, Cd: 1.01 – 2.07 mg/kg and Pb: <0.01 mg/kg for cigarettes while tobacco leaves are Zn: 90.1 mg/kg, Cd: 3.4 mg/kg and Pb: <0.01 mg/kg.

Keywords: Heavy Metals, Chronic Exposure, Tobacco Plants, Cigarette

Published
2019-03-22
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 1118-1931
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