Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Pollution evaluation of organochlorine pesticides and heavy metals from cheese samples in Kirklareli, Turkey


Cemile Ozcan

Recieved Date: 2015-01-02, Accepted Date: 2015-03-28


The purpose of this article is to develop an easy analytical method to determine organochlorine pesticide and metals pollution using kashar cheese and white cheese in Kirklareli, Turkey, by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) and flame atomic absorption spectrometry (FAAS). Kirklareli was selected as the study area because of its intense industry and agriculture. Organochlorine pesticides in samples were prepared for analysis using the silica with solid-phase extraction (SPE) method. Concentrations of hexachlorocyclohexane (ΣHCH), aldrin, heptachlor, dieldrin, endosulfan, methoxychlor and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (ΣDDT), Cd, Pb, Ni, Cu, Zn, Fe and Mn were determined in cheese samples collected from different points in Kirklareli. Concentrations of Pb, Ni, Cd, Heptachlor-endo-epoxide, alpha-Endosulfan and Endrin-aldehyde were not determined in cheese species. Zn>Fe>Mn>Cu concentrations were found in cheese samples.


White cheese, kashar cheese, pesticides, pollution, GC-MS, FAAS, trace metals, solid phase extraction

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2015
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Category: Food and Health
Pages: 70-75

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