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Simultaneous analysis 26 mineral element contents from highly consumed cultured chicken overexposed to arsenic trioxide by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry
- He, Ying, Sun, Bonan, Li, Siwen, Sun, Xiao, Guo, Ying, Zhao, Hongjing, Wang, Yu, Jiang, Guangshun, Xing, Mingwei
- Environmental science and pollution research international 2016 v.23 no.21 pp. 21741-21750
- aluminum, antimony, arsenic, atomic absorption spectrometry, barium, cadmium, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, diet, heavy metals, kidneys, laboratory animals, lead, liver, manganese, mercury, mineral content, minerals, molybdenum, nickel, poisoning, potassium, roosters, selenium, zinc
- This study assessed the impacts of dietary arsenic trioxide (As₂O₃) on 26 mineral element contents in the liver and kidney of chicken. A total of 100 male Hy-line cocks were randomly divided into 2 groups (50 chickens in each group), including an arsenic-treated group (basic diet supplemented with As₂O₃ at 30 mg/kg) and a control group (basal diet). The feeding experiment lasted for 90 days and the experimental animals were given free access to feed and water. We determined 26 mineral elements in the liver and kidney by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS). The results showed that nine element levels (Al, Mn, Co, Cu, Zn, Se, Cd, Ba, and Pb) were significantly decreased (P < 0.05) in the liver of chickens exposed to As₂O₃ compared to the control chickens where three element levels (Ni, As, and Hg) increased significantly (P < 0.05). The results in the kidney showed that nine element levels (Al, K, Ca, Cr, Mn, Ni, Sb, Ba, and Pb) were significantly decreased (P < 0.05) in the chickens exposed to As₂O₃ compared to the control chickens where four element levels (Mo, As, Cd, and Hg) increased significantly (P < 0.05). These results suggest that supplementation of high levels of arsenic affected trace mineral levels in the liver and kidney of chicken, and the effects vary from organ to organ. The aim of this study is to provide references for further study of heavy metal poisoning by detecting the contents of minerals induced by arsenic in chicken.