Heavy metal contents of various finished leathers


BAŞARAN B., İŞCAN M., Bitlisli B. O. , Aslan A.

JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF LEATHER TECHNOLOGISTS AND CHEMISTS, vol.90, no.6, pp.229-234, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 90 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY OF LEATHER TECHNOLOGISTS AND CHEMISTS
  • Page Numbers: pp.229-234

Abstract

In this study, an investigation was made into the heavy metal content of leather articles. The metals concerned were cobalt, chromium, copper, zinc, lead and nickel as these metals may be subject to restrictions in some products because of their toxic characteristics. Insole leathers, upper leathers and garment leathers were studied as likely contaminating sources because of their extensive contact with the human body.