Cadmium and lead in the selected tissues of roe deer from the Lublin region
Cadmium and lead were determined in the tissues of roe buck from the Polesie Lubelskie region using atomic absorption spectrometry (AAS). The determinations involved muscles, hearts, kidneys and livers. The samples were mineralized in the muffle furnace at 450°C. The content of the elements was determined after extraction to organic phase (4-methylpentan-2-one, MIBK) of its complex with ammonium pyrrolidindithiocarbamate (APDA). The highest levels of the examined metals were detected in kidneys (1.11mg/kg-Cd and 0.304mg/kg- Pb) and livers (0.577mg/kg-Cd and 0.184mg/kg-Pb); the lowest ones in muscles (0.035mg/kg-Cd and 0.200mg/kg-Pb).