HEAVY METALS IN HONEY FROM PIEDMONT (ITALY)

  • S. Squadrone | lucia.zoppi@pagepress.org Laboratorio Contaminanti Ambientali - Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • M. Pellegrino Laboratorio Contaminanti Ambientali - Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • R. Tarasco Laboratorio Contaminanti Ambientali - Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • S. Gavinelli Laboratorio Contaminanti Ambientali - Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • M. Prearo Laboratorio Contaminanti Ambientali - Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.
  • M.C. Abete Laboratorio Contaminanti Ambientali - Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Piemonte, Liguria e Valle d’Aosta, Torino, Italy.

Abstract

Honey may be viewed as an environmental marker and can be an helpful tool to assess heavy metals contamination. In 2007-2009 we conducted a first screening on honey samples from Piedmont Region to evaluate Cadmium, Chromium and Lead content. Cd and Cr levels resulted lower than LOQ, while Pb levels, even if not concerning, are to keep under control.

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2011-01-08
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Honey, heavy metals, AAS
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Squadrone, S., Pellegrino, M., Tarasco, R., Gavinelli, S., Prearo, M., & Abete, M. (2011). HEAVY METALS IN HONEY FROM PIEDMONT (ITALY). Italian Journal of Food Safety, 1(1zero), 289. https://doi.org/10.4081/ijfs.2011.893