Heavy metals toxicity and bioaccumulation in vegetables from potentially polluted area

Balabanova, Biljana and Stafilov, Trajče and Baceva, Katerina and Vuckovic, Ivana (2013) Heavy metals toxicity and bioaccumulation in vegetables from potentially polluted area. Scientific Works. pp. 615-620. ISSN 1314-7102

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Food safety and quality are a major public concern worldwide, regarding the risk associated with consumption of food stuffs contaminated with heavy metals as toxins. The levels of 8 elements contents were determined in various vegetables [garlic (Allium sativum), onion (Allium cepa) and parsley (Petroselinum crispum)], cultivated around copper mine environ. Bioaccumulation and mobility of heavy metals were determinate with three soil extraction methods: in 0.1 M HCl; in H2O and in a mixed buffered solution (pH = 7.3) of triethanolamine (0.1 mol l−1) with CaCl2 (0.01 mol l−1) and diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid (0.005 mol l−1). Heavy metals contents were investigated for determining the bioaccumulation properties in vegetables parts in order of health risk in consuming food. Inductively coupled plasma - atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES) was applied to determine the contents of the analyzed metals content in the vegetables and soils.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Natural sciences > Chemical sciences
Natural sciences > Earth and related environmental sciences
Agricultural Sciences > Other agricultural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Agriculture
Depositing User: Biljana Balabanova
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2014 08:47
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2014 08:47
URI: https://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/11452

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