Determination of Heavy Metals Concentrations in Local and Imported Chicken Meat Found in Hilla Province Markets


  • Dhurgham A. A. Al-Sultany College of Sciences, Al-Qasim Green University, Babylon 51013, Iraq
  • Ali K. Al-Muttarii Environmental Studies and Research Center, University of Babylon, Iraq
  • Jassim M. Salman College of Science, University of Babylon, Iraq



Heavy Metals, Iraqi Chicken, Imported Chicken, Assessment


This study was carried out in Hilla province, the chicken samples were collected of both local and imported chicken, the concentration of eight heavy metals (iron, copper, zinc, nickel, manganese, cadmium, lead and chromium) were measured in all samples in order to find if the concentrations of these metals were within or exceeded the permissible limit, The samples were analysis by used the Atomic Absorption spectrophotometer. The result show that for iron, copper, Zinc, nickel, manganese, cadmium, lead and chromium the concentrations were ranged from 70.66 - 81.33 ppm, 0.34 - 0.71 ppm, 6.06 - 8.21 ppm , 6.13 - 8.02 ppm, 0.213- 0.51ppm, 0.276 - 0.833 ppm, 0.733 -1.39 ppm and 0.37 - 0.716 ppm respictively . Generally, the highest heavy metal concentration was recorded in Iraqi house breading chicken. While the lowest concentrations of almost all measured heavy metal in Iraqi Farm breed in chickens.


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Al-Sultany, D. A. A., Muttarii, A. K. A.-M., & Salman, J. M. (2024). Determination of Heavy Metals Concentrations in Local and Imported Chicken Meat Found in Hilla Province Markets. American Journal of Environment and Climate, 3(2), 45–50.