Investigation of Patulin in samples blood of persons in Karbala province
Huda Abdul Ridha Abdullah1 and Sami Abdul Ridha Aljumaili2
1 Department of Environmental health, College of Applied Medical Sciences, University of Kerbala, Kerbala, Iraq.
2 Department of Clinical Laboratories, College of Applied Medical Sciences, University of Kerbala, Kerbala, Iraq.
Objective: The study aim to investigation of patulin in samples blood collected from persons in Karbala. Methods: A study of Investigation of Patulin in samples blood of persons in Karbala province included the collection of thirty six of blood samples persons , age of the persons to range 10 -70> years then extraction of patulin toxin from these samples by use chloroform and detection of patulin toxin in serum of persons by use thin layer chromatography technique (TLC ). Results: The results showed 22 out 36 samples (61.1%) of blood collected from persons were found contain patulin . the highest percentage blood samples contamination with patulin was ( 36%) that collected from person at age group 70> years , the percentage of blood samples that contamination with patulin that collected from female was( 54.5 %). Conclusion: persons in Karbala province high exposure to patulin toxin , and foods ( apples , pear and peach ) in local markets are contaminated with patulin.