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dc.creatorJovetic, Milica S.
dc.creatorRedzepovic, Azra S.
dc.creatorNedic, Nebojsa M.
dc.creatorVojt, Denis
dc.creatorĐurđić, Slađana Z.
dc.creatorBrčeski, Ilija
dc.creatorMilojković-Opsenica, Dušanka
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-22T00:45:29Z
dc.date.available2018-11-22T00:45:29Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn0004-1254
dc.identifier.urihttp://cherry.chem.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/2229
dc.description.abstractTo contribute to the development of urban beekeeping, we designed this study to obtain more information about the contamination of urban bee products with toxic metals, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and pesticides. The samples of honey (N=23), pollen (N=13), and floral nectar (N=6) were collected from the experimental stationary apiary of the Belgrade University Faculty of Agriculture located in centre of Zemun (a municipality of the Belgrade metropolitan area) in 2015 and 2016. Metals (Pb, Cd, As, Cu, Zn, Fe, Mn, Ni, Cr, and Hg) were determined with inductively coupled plasma quadrupole mass spectrometry (ICP-QMS). Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) were analysed with high-performance liquid chromatography with fluorescence detection (HPLC-FLD). Pesticides were analysed with gas chromatography - mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The honey samples were generally within the European and Serbian regulatory limits. The levels of all the 123 analysed pesticides were below the limit of quantification (LOQ). Regarding PAH levels in honey, the highest content was found for naphthalene. The elevated levels of Hg and Cr and of PAHs in the pollen samples indicated air pollution. Pesticide residues in pollen, however, were below the LOQ. In nectar, metal levels were relatively similar to those in honey. Our results suggest that the investigated urban honey meets the regulatory requirements for metals, PAHs, and pesticides and is therefore safe for consumption.en
dc.publisherInst Medical Research & Occupational Health, Zagreb
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Basic Research (BR or ON)/172017/RS//
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (IIR or III)/46008/RS//
dc.rightsopenAccess
dc.sourceArhiv za higijenu rada i toksikologiju
dc.subjectbeekeepingen
dc.subjectcontaminantsen
dc.subjectpollenen
dc.subjecturban areasen
dc.titleUrban honey - the aspects of its safetyen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseBY-NC-ND
dcterms.abstractВојт, Денис; Јоветиц, Милица С.; Ђурђић, Слађана; Брчески, Илија; Милојковић-Опсеница, Душанка; Недиц, Небојса М.; Редзеповиц, Aзра С.;
dc.citation.volume69
dc.citation.issue3
dc.citation.spage264
dc.citation.epage274
dc.identifier.wos000446333000008
dc.identifier.doi10.2478/aiht-2018-69-3126
dc.citation.other69(3): 264-274
dc.citation.rankM23~
dc.identifier.pmid30285946
dc.type.versionpublishedVersion
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-85054463217
dc.identifier.rcubKon_3560


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