Determination of Zinc Phosphide and Related Heavy Metals in Biological Samples: A Case Report

Hatem Abdel Moniem Ahmed

Department of Forensic Chemistry, College of Forensic Sciences, Naif Arab University for Security Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Corresponding author: E-mail: hatemahmed29@yahoo.com

Abstract

Zinc phosphide is utilized to control rats, mice, voles, ground squirrels, prairie canines, nutria, muskrats, wild rabbits and gophers. The aim of this study is to decide the kind of toxic substance uniquely zinc phosphide and to survey particular metal aggregation in different organs of the two bovines and measure the concentration of metals including Zn, Cd, Cu, Pb, which more often than not initiates a neurotic issue in the life forms. Analysis of tests by atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS) demonstrated high centralizations of Zn in liver, substance of stomach, lung and heart of both animals. Cd and Pb have abnormal states in a descending order (liver, substance of stomach, lung and heart). High level of zinc meddles with copper retention from the digestive system, bringing about copper inadequacy and in the long run in cardiovascular infections. In conclusion, the utilization of zinc phosphide may bring about critical harming cases, either unintentional in non-target species or here and there purposeful.

Keywords

Zinc phosphide, Toxicity.

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