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Heavy metals are compounds found naturally in the earth’s crust. Some elements in the heavy metal group enter our body in various ways (food, water, air, etc.). Although trace amounts are necessary for the healthy continuity of our body functions, most of the elements in this group show toxic effects for our body.

Heavy metals in our body can be found in the structures of foods in various ways and can cause bioaccumulation. For example, the accumulation of heavy metals such as mercury (Hg), lead (Pb) cadmium (Cd) in the tissues of living organisms living at the bottom of the sea.

These heavy metals that can be found in foods can cause extremely risky health consequences. These health problems may cause many hereditary diseases, especially cancer.

Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Arsenic (As) Sodium (Na), Zinc (Zn), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), Potassium (K) Iron (Fe), Copper (Cu), Nickel (Ni) and Selenium Tin (Sn) are the analyses that should be looked at in the structures of foods.

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