Editor-in-Chief İlkay Küçükgüzel Associate Editor Esra Tatar Online ISSN 2630-6344 Publisher Marmara University Frequency Bimonthly (Six issues / year) Abbreviation J.Res.Pharm. Former Name Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal
Marmara Pharmaceutical Journal 2015 , Vol 19 , Issue 2
Determination of heavy metals in herbal teas marketed in İstanbul
Dilek BILGIC ALKAYA1, Serap KARADERI1, Gulbin ERDOGAN1, Aysen KURT CUCU1
1Marmara Üniversitesi Eczacılık Fakültesi Analitik Kimya ABD Haydarpaşa İstanbul DOI : 10.12991/mpj.20151910460 Herbal teas are being used pretty much in Turkey. Besides having a lot of beneficial speciality, teas carry heavy metals in their structure and heavy metal pollution increase with environmental pollution. In this study; sage, rosemary, St. John"swort, linden, mint, thyme, chamomile, fennel, green tea, blueberries were used and lead and cadmium metals in this teas which were bought from herbalist, have been researched with Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. According to the results, cadmium and lead concentrations in all dried samples have been found in the limits of Turkish Food Codex. Keywords : Herbal tea, heavy metal, atomic absorption, cadmium(II), lead(II)
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