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Singh, S., Zacharias, M., Kalpana, S. and Mishra, S. (2012) Heavy Metals Accumulation and Distribution Pattern in Different Vegetable Crops. Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, 4, 170-177.
http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/JECE11.076

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  • TITLE: Heavy Metal Contamination of Vegetables

    AUTHORS: Shobhana Ramteke, Bharat Lal Sahu, Nohar Singh Dahariya, Khageshwar Singh Patel, Borislav Blazhev, Laurent Matini

    KEYWORDS: Heavy Metals, Vegetables, Contamination, Metal Pollution Index, Health Risk Index

    JOURNAL NAME: Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol.7 No.7, June 6, 2016

    ABSTRACT: In India, several (>50) vegetables are widely used as food due to their high nutrition values. However, vegetables in industrial area are getting contaminated with heavy metals by disturbing biological and biochemical processes in the human body. In present study, the risk of human health by heavy metals (Fe, As, Cr, Mn, Cu, Zn, Pb, Cd and Hg) through the intake of common vegetables i.e. Solanum lycopersicum, Solanum melongena, Amaranthus tricolor L., Chenopodium album L., Spinacia oleracea and Coriandrum sativum obtained from the largest coal burning basin, Korba, India is described . The concentration of Fe, As, Cr, Mn, Cu, Zn, Cd, Pb and Hg in the soils (n = 6) was ranged from 18,328 - 37,980, 85 - 105, 34 - 72, 314 - 760, 146 - 165, 126 - 164, 1.11 - 1.39, 116 - 148 and 0.11 - 0.21 mg/kg with mean value (p = 0.05) of 28,011 ± 6582, 96 ± 6, 57 ± 11, 597 ± 148, 153 ± 5, 145 ± 11, 1.26 ± 0.10, 133 ± 11 and 0.16 ± 0.03 mg/kg, respectively. The contamination, sources and bioaccumulation, pollution and health risk indices of the heavy metals i.e. As, Fe, Cr, Mn, Cu, Zn, Pb, Cd and Hg in the plants are described.