LEAD AND CADMIUM LEVELS IN RAW COW‘S MILK IN LITHUANIA DETERMINED BY INDUCTIVELY COUPLED PLASMA SECTOR FIELD MASS SPECTROMETRY
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2006;56(Special issue 1s):243–246
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Raw milk from 15 districts in Lithuania was analysed in winter and grazing seasons in 2005. Lead and cadmium were determined by inductively coupled plasma sector field mass spectrometry. Mean cadmium concentrations in winter milk samples amounted to 0.37 μg/kg (0.25-0.49 μg/kg) and in summer ones 0.18 μg/kg (0.11-0.23 μg/kg). The mean concentrations of lead in samples collected in winter and in summer were 0.47 μg/kg (0.17-1.0 μg/kg) and 0.54 μg/kg (0.06-1.76 μg/kg), respectively. No individual sample exceeded the Lithuanian norm value for lead (20 μg/kg). The health quality of Lithuanian milk can be considered as very high in the aspect of cadmium and lead contamination.
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