Abstract:A comparative study was carried out on the effect of grilling height on the extent of accumulation of the 16 US EPA priority PAHs
and some volatile (As and Hg) and non-volatile (Mn, Cu, Pb, Cr, Cd and Ni) heavy metals in two kinds of roasted foods; yam
(Dioscorea Rotundata ) and plantain (Musa Paradisiaca) commonly consumed in Nigeria. Yam and two variants of plantain (unripe
and ripe) were considered for this study. Two grilling heights (10 cm and 20 cm) were employed on each of ...
Abstract: This study investigated the presence of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the different
cooking methods of chicken. The levels of 16 PAHs compound were determined in raw and cooked chicken
meats. The chicken was cooked with different methods, i.e. boiling, frying, barbequing and roasting. The
uncooked sample served as the reference. With the aid of the 16 PAHs reference standards, the levels of the
PAHs were determined using gas chromatography - flame ionization detecto...
An increased concern in recent times has been the effect of industrial effluent discharge into the water bodies. Surface water samples of
Ibeshe River were studied to find out the pollution load of wastewater generated from the textile industry and its impact on the quality
of the receiving river. Water samples were collected at four (4) different points for each of the three (3) steam divisions (the upstream,
the midstream and the downstream) bimonthly within one year; 3 months ...
Soil contamination with heavy metal due to discharge of untreated or incompletely treated industrial effluent is a threat to the ecosystem
and human well-being. The effect of textile waste effluent on four vegetable plants (Corchorous olitorius, Telfairia occidentalis, Celosia
argentea and Amaranthus hybridus) cultivated within farmlands located along the Abuja River in Ibeshe town near Ikorodu, Lagos State
was investigated. Their heavy metal levels were determined using atomic a...