Pollution Research Paper

Vol 39, Nov Suppl. Issue, 2020; Page No.(173-181)

HEAVY METAL CONCENTRATION AND POTENTIAL HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF TRADITIONAL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES PREPARED BY ETHNIC COMMUNITIES OF ASSAM

BIJOY S. GOSWAMI, PURNIMA BORGOHAIN AND HRISHIKESH SARMA

Abstract

The ethnic communities of Assam consume their own traditional alcoholic beverages which are mostly prepared by fermentation of rice. The consumption of fermented drinks is always considered to be their culture and existence of the ethnic tribes. Now a days the contamination of food beverages by heavy metal and its increasing effect on health is a matter of global concern. In the present work eight different rice beer samples are collected from different parts of Assam representing Ahom (Xajpani), Mising (Apong) and Karbi (Hor) community. In Total 11 heavy metals such Na, K, Cu, Pb, Mn, Co, Ni, Zn, Cd , Fe and As were determined respectively in all the samples. The source of the heavy metals may the raw materials, brewing water etc and this study was carried out with a view to providing information on the dietary intakes of these essential metals as well as its toxicity. The heavy metal concentration in the samples was determined using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry. The mean concentration of metals (mg/L) in the samples was: 21.9 – 388.7 for Na; 6.8 – 664.6 for K; 0.04 – 0.24 for Cu; 0.01 – 0.06 for Pb; 1.4 – 8.8 for Mn; 0.007 – 0.06 for Co; 0.03 – 0.35 for Ni; 0.012 – 0.025 for Cd; 0.24 – 6.8 for Fe and 0.002 – 0.01 for As. The Zn could not be detected in any of the samples.

Journal Issues
Vol 39, Nov Suppl. Issue, 2020
Vol 39, Issue 3, 2020
Vol 39, Issue 2, 2020
Vol 39, Issue 1, 2020
Vol 39, Feb Suppl. Issue, 2020
Vol 38, Issue 4, 2019
Vol 38, November Suppl Issue
Vol 38, Issue 3, 2019
Vol 38, August Suppl Issue
Vol 38, Issue 2, 2019
Vol 38, March Suppl Issue
Vol 38, Issue 1, 2019
Vol 37, Issue 4, 2018
Vol 37, Issue 3, 2018
Vol 37, Issue 2, 2018
Vol 37, May Suppl. Issue 2018
Vol 37, Issue 1, 2018
Vol. 36, Issue 4, 2017
Vol. 36, Issue 3, 2017
Vol. 36, Issue 2, 2017
Vol. 36, Issue 1, 2017
Vol. 35, Issue 4, 2016
Vol. 35, Issue 3, 2016
Vol. 35, Issue 2, 2016
Vol. 35, Issue 1, 2016
Vol 34, Issue 4, 2015
Vol 34, Issue 3, 2015
Vol 34, Issue 2, 2015
Vol 34, Issue 1, 2015
Vol 33, Issue 04, 2014
Vol 33, Issue 03, 2014
Vol 33, Issue 02, 2014
Vol.33, Issue 01, 2014
Vol.32, Issue 04, 2013
Vol.32, Issue 03, 2013
Vol.32, Issue 02, 2013
Vol.32, Issue 1, 2013
Vol.31, Issue 04, 2012
Vol.31, Issue 3, 2012
Vol.31, Issue 2, 2012
Vol.31, Issue 1, 2012
Vol.30, Issue 4, 2011
Vol.30, Issue 3, 2011
Vol.30, Issue 2, 2011
Vol.30, Issue 1, 2011
Vol.29, Issue 4, 2010
Vol.29, Issue 3, 2010
Vol.29, Issue 2, 2010
Vol.29, Issue 1, 2010
Vol.26, Issue 3, 2007
Vol.20, Issue 02, 2001
Vol.20, Issue 01, 2001
Vol.19, Issue 03, 2000
Vol.19, Issue 01, 2000
Vol.18, Issue 02, 1999
Vol.17, Issue 04, 1998
Vol.17, Issue 03, 1998
Vol.17, Issue 01, 1998
Looking for Past Issues? Click here to get them!!