Heavy Metals in Poultry Products in Bangladesh: A Possible Death Threat to Future Generations

Journal of Social and Political

Sciences

ISSN 2615-3718 (Online)

ISSN 2621-5675 (Print)

Published: 19 February 2019

Heavy Metals in Poultry Products in Bangladesh: A Possible Death Threat to Future Generations

Shakeel Mahmood, Adnan Ansar, Jo Durham

The University of Newcastle, La Trobe University, The University of Queensland, Australia

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10.31014/aior.1991.02.01.53

Abstract

The study evaluated the possible presence of heavy metals in poultry product and consequently the effects of heavy metals from poultry product to the people of Bangladesh. The findings indicate that the level chromium contamination along with other heavy metals were above the standard limits recommended by the World Health Organization and were the major cause for food-borne illness. Tannery and textile industries were the main sources of environmental pollution of heavy metals in Bangladesh. Further exploration through systematic research is warranted to determine the extent of contamination of heavy metal pollutants discharged from textile and tannery wastes that are found in poultry feed. As regards to environmental protection and food safety, animal feed additives in Dhaka City and elsewhere should be controlled based on appropriate legal limits approved by the regulatory agencies of Bangladesh.

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