ABSTRACT: The study assessed the concentration of cadmium and lead in the muscle, liver, kidney, intestine and tripe of cow in Nigeria. Results show that the ranges of detectable values of cadmium in mg/kg were 0.01-0.80 in muscle, 0.004-0.90 in liver, 0.10-1.12 in kidney, 0.01-0.90 in intestine and 0.01-1.10 in tripe. The ranges for lead were <0.005-0.72 in muscle, 0.08-501.79 in liver, 0.04-44.89 in kidney, 0.01-108.02 in intestine and 0.01-127.90 in tripe. Cadmium was accumulated mostly in kidney while Pb accumulated more in liver and both were above international maximum permissible levels in most samples.
Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 01/2012; 88(3):422-7. DOI:10.1007/s00128-011-0509-3