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Title: Risk assessment of Kumasi metropolis population in Ghana through consumption of fish contaminated with formaldehyde
Authors: Asare-Donkor, Noah Kyame
Adaagoam, Raymond Akanwi
Voegborlo, Ray Bright
Adimado, Anthony Apeke
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2018
Publisher: Hindawi
Abstract: Tis study evaluates the exposure of the Ghanaian population of the Kumasi Metropolis of Ghana to formaldehyde through the consumption of fsh using 3-Methyl-2-Benzothiazoline Hydrazone method, with trichloroacetic acid as an extracting agent. A total of sixty (60) fsh species comprising both local and imported fsh were bought from cold stores and fsh ponds were analysed. Formaldehyde was found in all the species analysed with concentration ranging from 0.174 to 3.710 �gg−1. However, the levels were still lower than 5 mg/kg, which is the maximum limit established by the Malaysian Food Act and Regulation for formaldehyde in fsh. Te estimated daily intake values for formaldehyde in the fsh species analysed ranged between 4.233 × 10−4 and 3.661 × 10−3 mg/kg BW/day and this was less than the acceptable daily intake of 0.15 and 0.2 mg/kg BW/day suggested by World Health Organization and the United States Environmental Protection Agency for formaldehyde intake, respectively. Te results for the hazard quotient calculated for all the species were less than one suggesting that the amount of formaldehyde in the fsh is not likely to pose any potential adverse health efects to consumers. Tus, wet fsh from Kumasi may be considered safe for consumption because of low formaldehyde content.
Description: An article published by Hindawi and also available at https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/4785031
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12922
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