Trace and rare earth elements determination in milk whey from the Veneto region, Italy

Food Control
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Multi-element analyses determine the content of 17 trace elements (Al, V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, Cu, Zn, As, Se, Sr, Cd, Cs, Ba, Pb, U) and 14 rare earth elements (La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Yb, Lu, Y) in whey samples from cow and goat milk by inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma-sector field mass spectrometry. A total of 261 milk whey samples were collected from four locations in the Veneto region of northeastern (NE) Italy. These samples contain a wide range concentration of 17 trace elements (0.06–1530 μg kg−1) and 14 rare earth elements (0.16–28.2 ng kg−1) in whey samples, but do not reach toxic concentrations. Elemental fingerprinting of trace and rare earth elements in cow and goat milk whey provide information on the dairy quality and, as they reflect the local environmental conditions, result in an excellent indicator of their geographical origin.


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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Trace and rare earth elements determination in milk whey from the Veneto region, Italy
Series title Food Control
DOI 10.1016/j.foodcont.2020.107595
Volume 121
Issue 107595
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center
Description 9 p.
Country Italy
Other Geospatial Veneto region
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