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Evaluation of Heavy Metals in Canned Meat and Fish Sold in Calabar, Nigeria.

ECA Ikpeme, CA Eneji, VS Ekam




The evaluation of heavy metals in canned meat and fish foods sold in Calabar, Nigeria was investigated. Ten samples from six different brands of canned meat and fish sold in Calabar were obtained from randomly selected markets and grocery shops. Each of the different sample types were then pooled together brand-wise and then evaluated for heavy metal deposits; lead, Mercury, Arsenic and cadmium, using standard techniques. Lead level in canned fish (0.988mg/kg), (0.816mg/kg) in meat were significantly higher (P


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