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   (Published 2017)

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 ABSTRACT

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.

 

Item Type: Conference presentation
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Copyright: Creative Commons LicenseCreative Commons license
Keywords: concentrations, heavy Metals
Department: Physical Science
Field of Study: Chemistry
Uploaded By: Izevbekhai Michael Nurudeen
Date Added: 27 Oct 2017 11:12am
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2017
conference URL: http://www.edouniversity.edu.ng/oer/conference/determination_of_heavy_metals_in_selected_vegetables_along_landzun_river_of_bida_niger_state_nigeria


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