INVESTIGATION OF TOXIC HEAVY METALS IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS
The purpose of this study was to investigate the content of toxic heavy metals (Cd and Pb) in personal care products. Personal care products were purchased from local stores. Personal care samples were analyzed using graphite furnace atomic absorption spectroscopy following appropriate acid digestion. The results of this study indicated that the concentration of cadmium and lead in most of the analyzed samples were found to be within the permissible limits of the various international agencies. However, continued exposure from toxic heavy metals could pose environmental and human health risks. The analytical procedure was validated using standard reference material.
Menefee, Brittney N. and Abegaz, Samuel M.
"INVESTIGATION OF TOXIC HEAVY METALS IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS,"
Georgia Journal of Science, Vol. 75, No. 1, Article 62.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.gaacademy.org/gjs/vol75/iss1/62
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