Dioxin analysis in pine honey from Turkey

Özkök, Aslı and Sorkun, Kadriye and Çakıroğulları, Gül Çelik and Yağlı, Hatice Gür and Alsan, Ibrahim and Bektaş, Berkay and Kılıç, Devrim: Dioxin analysis in pine honey from Turkey. In: Acta biologica Szegediensis, (61) 1. pp. 69-75. (2017)

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Abstract

The aim of the study is to determine concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs), dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls (dl-PCBs) and indicator PCBs (ind-PCBs) in pine (honeydew) honey, which is endemic and popular in Turkey. Marchalina hellenica, which lives on Pinus brutia, is the main source of honeydew, and Apis mellifera L. collects the honeydew for making the pine honey. Pine honey is a very important bee product due to the export all over the world. In this study, honey samples were collected from Muğla and were researched via microscope. The quality of honey samples was determined by correlating NHE (Number of Honeydew Elements) to NTP (Number of Total Pollen) ratio and the honey, which has NHE to NTP ratio higher than 4.5 was accepted as a high density-superior quality pine honey. According to identifications, which have been made via microscope, pooled high quality pine honey sample was selected and analysed for dioxin. All the dioxin results were found lower than the European Union regulatory limits.

Item Type: Article
Other title: Dioxin analysis in pine honey
Journal or Publication Title: Acta biologica Szegediensis
Date: 2017
Volume: 61
Number: 1
ISSN: 1588-4082
Page Range: pp. 69-75
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dioxin, Toxikológia, Törökország, Fenyőméz
Additional Information: Illusztrációval ; Bibliogr.: p. 73-75.
Date Deposited: 2017. Dec. 06. 16:02
Last Modified: 2018. May. 25. 10:08
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/49655

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