Assessment of Toxic Metals in Some Selected Cosmetic Products in Nigeria and Their Health Risks

Olayinka Abidemi Ibigbami, Samuel Oluyemi Adefemi, Samuel Sunday Asaolu, Iseoluwa Joshua Orege, Adeolu Jonathan Adesina, Olugbenga Kayode Popoola, Mayowa Akeem Azeez, Abiodun Folasade Akinsola, Rauf Abioye Olatoye
2020 Revista de chimie (Bucuresti)  
The study determined the levels of heavy metals in some selected cosmetic products, commonly marketed in Nigeria, and assessed their possible potential human health risks. The health risk assessment was patterned according to the model of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The heavy metals concentrations ranged from 0.043 0.027 (Pb) - 1.89 1.04 (Fe) with the concentration order: Fe]Cu]Zn]Mn]Cr]Cd]Pb. The total daily intake for all the metals were generally below maximum
more » ... olerable daily intake (MTDI). The estimated hazard index, hazard quotient and cancer risks were all within allowable level. The study indicated that users of the studied products are less susceptible to any significant health (carcinogenic or non-carcinogenic) risk.
doi:10.37358/rc.20.9.8315 fatcat:lzovxehbnrawldvb4ac26tcwm4