Analysis of Metal Contents in Maraş Powder and Different Cigarette Brands in Turkey
The metal contents in hand made Maraş powder, mixed oak–ash Maraş powder and twelve different cigarette brands sold in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey were the aim of this study. The concentration of tin (Sn), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), aluminium (Al), iron (Fe), zinc (Zn), chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni), copper (Cu), manganase (Mn), arsenic (As) and mercury (Hg) in hand-made pure Maraş powder and mixed oak–ash Maraş powder were determined using inductively coupled plasma-optic emission spectrometry (ICP-OES) instrument. Before the analyses, all the samples were digested in closed teflon vessels under microwave power and diluted to appropriate volume with ultrapure water and then, analyzed with ICP-OES instrument. According to the results, Al, Mn, Cu, Zn and Pb contents in Maraş powder and oak–ash mixed Maraş powder were found as very high for human health, whereas, different cigarette brands were clean.
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