Determination of Heavy Metals Contamination in Some Vegetables and Fruits Samples from the Market of Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh State

Authors : Miss Priyanka Salhotra, Mrs. Rashmi Verma

Volume/Issue : Volume 2 - 2017, Issue 5 - May

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This study has been conducted to determine the concentration of heavy metals lead (Pb), cadmium (Cd), copper (Cu) iron (Fe), cobalt (Co) in ten commonly used vegetables and fruits available in local market of jagdalpur (Bastar) Comparing the results of heavy metals in vegetables and fruits by using Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, (Thermo scientific Pvt. Ltd. India Model No. AA 303) double beam with their respective natural level. Fe concentration varied considerably in spinach, tomato, cauliflower and lady finger are crossed permissible limits. Copper concentration in cauliflower, spinach, apple, grapes are below than the safe limit. Overall, this study indicates that the vegetables and fruits sample are contaminated by toxic heavy metals.

Keywords : Heavy metals, fruits, vegetables.


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