The Determination of Some Heavy Metals in Somepotatoes By Icp-Oes
The aim of this study is to determine the levels of some heavy metals (As, Bi, Cd, Co, Cu, Mn, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sb, V and Zn) in the potatoes, in Burdur at Turkey, and to understand what inconveniences these consuming potatoes bring to the human health. ICP-OES (Inductively Coupled Plasma-Optical Emission Spectrometer) was used because of the fact that it has very sensitive to determine low amount of heavy metals in potatoes samples. The experimental results reveal that As, Bi, Cd, Co, Mo, Ni, Pb, Sb and V concentrations in potatoes samples were found lower than the limit of detection of ICP-OES method. On the other hand, Cu was found in the range of 2-2.5 mg/kg, Mn was found as 3.5 mg/kg and Zn was found in the range of 10-11.5 mg/kg.