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Metal Contamination in Market Based Vegetables in an Industrial Region, India

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Concentrations of metals were determined in market vegetables in Ghaziabad industrial region. The average concentrations of metals (mg/kg dry wt.) in vegetables ranged from 0.57 to 9.77, 0.72 to 22.17, 2.76 to 46.63, 2.53 to 5.53, 28.87 to 65.94, 6.77 to 74.1, 8.43 to 161.1, 23.46 to 36.55 and 4.74 to 24.18 for Cu, Cr, Pb, Cd, Zn, Mn, Fe, Ni and Co, respectively. Pb, Cd and Ni were above the recommended limit in all the examined vegetables.

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Chabukdhara, M., Nema, A.K. & Gupta, S.K. Metal Contamination in Market Based Vegetables in an Industrial Region, India. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 89, 129–132 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-012-0613-z

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Keywords

  • Metals
  • Vegetables
  • Industrial region
  • Contamination