Journal of
Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology

  • Abbreviation: J. Environ. Chem. Ecotoxicol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-226X
  • DOI: 10.5897/JECE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 189

Article in Press

Assessment on the Contamination of domestic birds with Heavy Metals Using the Haematological Indices in Camp2 village, Akampka Local Government Area, Cross River State, Nigeria

Eteng O E1., Victor Ekam., Joe Enobong., Iwara Arikpo., Savour Ufot., kenyoh Abam., Grace Ekpo., Eyong Ubana

  •  Received: 17 September 2020
  •  Accepted: 09 November 2020
The Present study was carried out to assess the heavy metals concentration on domestic birds consumed in Camp2 Community of Akamkpa, Cross river state, Nigeria. A Total of twelve (12) local domestic birds (males) (6 from Camp2 and 6 from control ugep). The blood samples were collected through the wing feather. Heavy metals analysis was carried out using atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS) after a wet digestion. Heavy metals such as Cd, Pb, Hg, Cr, As, Ni in blood samples were determined. The results indicated that Cd, Pb, As and Hg levels in camp2 village were significantly higher (p<0.05) than those of the control site. The mean value of Ni in Camp2 (4.72+1.32mg/L) was significantly higher (p>0.05) than that of the control site (4.22+1.07mg/l). The result shows that Nickel, lead and Cadmium in blood samples were significantly (p<0.05) higher in Camp2 compared to the control site. Hence these values were above WHO standard (0.1mg/l) and FAO/WHO standards of (0.2mg/kg) while others were within joint FAO/WHO standard limit. The study were associated with increase in heavy metals in the blood which could be considered as not safe for human consumption, especially as it relatively varies with the toxicity of the immune system

Keywords: Nickel, Cadmium, Lead, Arsenic, Mercury, Chromium, Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Quarry, domestic birds, Toxicity.