Analysis of heavy metals in vegetables collected from selected area around Dhulia, North Maharashtra, Maharashtra, India

This study was conducted to determine the concentration of heavy metals Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Arsenic (As) and Copper (Cu) in ten vegetables. The purpose of this study was to study the Heavy metal content i.e. Pb, Cd, As and Cu in vegetables irrigated by Panjara River and to analyze the level of heavy metals by the different vegetables, for this study four areas were selected around the Dhulia urban region. Each area was situated near the bank of Panjara River. The vegetable samples from four different sites were collected and digested by using tri-acid digestion method. The concentration of heavy metals (Pb, Cd, As and Cu)were analyzed using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer(AAS).Present results were compared with World Health Organization standard (WHO).The results showed that, the heavy metals were below to the level of human consumption standard.

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