DETERMINATION OF HEAVY METALS IN SELECTED VEGETABLES, ALONG LANDZUN RIVER OF BIDA, NIGER STATE, NIGERIA

Mr Inobeme Abel and AJAI A.I., HASSAN, I. B   (2017)

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DETERMINATION OF HEAVY METALS IN SELECTED VEGETABLES, ALONG LANDZUN RIVER OF BIDA, NIGER STATE, NIGERIA

AJAI, A.I., HASSAN, I. B. & INOBEME, A.

Department of Chemistry, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

Department of Chemistry, Edo University Iyamho, Edo State, Nigeria

The Concentrations of Heavy Metals in Selected Vegetables along Landzun River of Bida, Niger State were determined in order to establish the levels of contamination. The Vegetables samples (African Spinach, Jute mallow and Pumpkin) were analyzed for Cd, Cr, Mn, Ni and Pb using Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer (AAS).With the exception of Cr and Pb, the contents of Mn, Cd and Ni were high in most of the samples analyzed when compared to the WHO/FAO standard hence may posed health challenge to the consumer. The concentrations of the metals where generally in the order Mn>Pb>Ni>Cd>Cr.

 

 


DETERMINATION OF HEAVY METALS IN SELECTED VEGETABLES, ALONG LANDZUN RIVER OF BIDA, NIGER STATE, NIGERIA by 1AJAI, A.I., 1HASSAN, I. B. & 2INOBEME, A is licensed under a .

 

 

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Keywords: concentrations, heavy Metals
Department: Chemistry
Field of Study: Chemistry
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Date Added: 27 Oct 2017 11:12am
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2017 4:27am
conference URL: http://edouniversity.edu.ng/oer/conference/determination_of_heavy_metals_in_selected_vegetables_along_landzun_river_of_bida_niger_state_nigeria


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