The activities of the Environmental and Health Research Group (EHRG) comprise investigation of various elements and compounds on different samples. Samples categories are biological samples, environmental samples, food samples and pharmaceutical samples. Biological samples are urine, blood, hair and nails from human. Environmental samples are water, different types of drinks and soft drinks, soils and air. Food samples are honey, milk, dairy products, and cereals such as rice, wheat, lintel, beans and others. Also, include different types of meat: beef, chicken, camel, goat, lamb and fish. Fruits are orange, banana, kiwi, mango and apple; while vegetables are watercress, onion, potatoes, tomato and others.
Different methods of analytical chemistry will be used to analysis the abovementioned samples. The classical methods are gravimetric analysis and volumetric titrations. The instrumental methods are UV/Vis spectrophotometry, IR spectroscopy and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (ICP-MS). Elements to be analyzed in different samples are copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), iron (Fe), lead (Pb), chromium (Cr), nickel (Ni), zinc (Zn), arsenic (As), selenium (Se), cobalt (Co) and others.
The main objective of the EHRG is to contribute in serving the local community and to raise the awareness about environment and health. Furthermore, is to support the right health policy and to consider preventive measurements to expose to contaminated foods and drinks. The data of the research activities will be published in national and international journals, also to disseminate the data widely to the community. We expect that the outcome of the EHRG to have national and international positive impact.