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Mahmoudi R, Emami S. Honey contamination with heavy metals in Iran . Journal of Inflammatory Diseases. 2015; 18 (6) :67-70
URL: http://journal.qums.ac.ir/article-1-1747-en.html
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  Honey contamination with heavy metals such as cadmium, arsenic, mercury , and lead can cause major health problems such as cancer, congenital disorders and intoxication. This review was conducted on all published studies about honey contamination with heavy metals in Iran during recent 10 years (2003-2013). Data were collected using Pubmed, Science Direct, Elsevier, SID, magiran, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) databases. Although the honey contamination with heavy metals was below the allowable level in most studies, but there were reports of high level of contamination especially in industrial regions. Honey was less contaminated compared to the honeybee and pollen. Acute intoxication due to consumption of honey contaminated with heavy metals is unlikely in Iran.


  Citation: Mahmoudi R, Gajarbeygi P, Emami J. Honey contamination with heavy metals in Iran. J Qazvin Univ Med Sci. 2015 18 (6): 67-70.


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