Level of some minor and trace elements in Bangladeshi meat products

  • S. A. Tarafdar
  • M. Ali
  • A. Islam
  • A. H. Khan


An investigation on the level of some minor and trace elements in some varieties of meat (beef, mutton and chicken) consumed in Bangladesh is reported. In this study, protoninduced X-ray emission (PIXE) and radioisotope-induced X-ray fluorescence (XRF) techniques were used for analytical measurements. In PIXE measurements, the samples were exposed to the proton beam in air as 1 mm thick pellets and irradiated with 2.0 MeV protons having the beam intensity of 30 nA for characteristic X-ray excitation, whereas in XRF, the samples were excited for 5000 seconds with a 10 mCi109Cd annular X-ray source. The elemental concentrations of Ca, Mn, Fe, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Br, Rb and Sr were determined in the samples by comparison with X-ray yield curves constructed from IAEA and NBS standard reference materials. The significance of the results is dicussed in relation to human health and diseases.


Reference Material Elemental Concentration IAEA Analytical Measurement Meat Product 
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© Akadémiai Kiadó 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Tarafdar
    • 1
  • M. Ali
    • 1
  • A. Islam
    • 1
  • A. H. Khan
    • 1
  1. 1.Chemistry DivisionAtomic Energy CentreDhaka(Bangladesh)

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