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IJSTR >> Volume 6 - Issue 10, October 2017 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
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Quantification Of Heavy Metals In The Various Branded Face Wash Available In The Bangladeshi Markets.

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A. J. M. Morshed



Heavy metals, face wash, synthetic, herbal, diseases and Bangladesh.



The current study has played an important role for the determination of heavy metals in the different types of face wash. In this study, 32 samples of 15 branded face wash were gathered from the local market in Bangladesh. The analysis of these samples has performed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS). A total of 16 samples are herbal and also 16 are synthetic out of 32 samples. The range of heavy metal concentration for synthetic face wash was obtained (0.55 11.35)ppm for iron followed by BDL for cobalt, (BDL 0.50)ppm for nickel, (BDL 0.66)ppm for copper, (0.28 10.92)ppm for zinc, (BDL 0.21)ppm for lead, BDL for cadmium, (BDL 0.51)ppm for manganese and (BDL 7.19)ppm for chromium. On the other hand herbal face wash samples contain the range of heavy metals as (0.80 1358.46)ppm for iron followed by BDL for cobalt, (BDL 0.43)ppm for nickel, (BDL 1.85)ppm for copper, (0.37 136.77)ppm for zinc, (BDL 28.13)ppm for lead, (BDL 0.02)ppm for cadmium, (BDL 32.17)ppm for manganese and (BDL 14.95)ppm for chromium. It was referred that very high concentration of iron has found in three herbal samples. One herbal product also contains high concentration of lead. The excess range of chromium has found in one synthetic and two herbal products. It was observed that four herbal samples hold the high concentration of zinc and also two herbal products contain excess amount of manganese. The high mean value of iron was obtained from both synthetic (as 5.58ppm) and herbal (as 166.42ppm) face washes. It was noted that the low mean value was found for both cobalt and cadmium in synthetic samples where only the cobalt has shown low mean value in herbal samples.



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