MONITORING OF HEAVY METALS RESIDUES IN HONEY PUBLISHEDOana CIOBANU, Hortensia RĂDULESCU
Abstract: Honey and bee products have the image of being natural, healthy and clean. However, today bee products are produced in an environment polluted by different sources of contamination. The main sources for contamination of honey with heavy metals are represented by placing hives near urban areas with heavy car traffic, or industrialized areas and the use on the entire circuit of production, objects or containers made of materials unsuitable (unacceptable). The research from the topic announced was conducted in research laboratory of the Agrochemistry Department from the Faculty of Agriculture. The purpose of the paper is to observe specific variations in the containt of heavy metals of honey, following differentiated location of the hives. We consider 2015 the year when hives were placed in areas with differentiated impact of pollution, making it possible to identify the influence of the pollution sources mentioned on the quality of honey, by identifying residues of heavy metals.
monitoring, heavy metal, honey, residues