Level and potential health risk of heavy metals in vegetables

Abd Rahim, Nazatul Adrina and Abdullah, Shakila (2020) Level and potential health risk of heavy metals in vegetables. In: Heavy Metals in the Environment and Life: Presence and Removal. Penerbit UTHM, pp. 13-26. ISBN 978-967-2916-35-2

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Contamination of heavy metals in vegetables has appeared as a major concern and give high potential health risk to consumers. This study was conducted to determine the heavy metals accumulation in a different type of vegetables and different types of planting pattern. Next, this study is to analyse physic- chemical and heavy metal concentrations in vegetable using APHA standard and inductively coupled plasma spectroscopy (ICP-MS) and lastly, to assess the data obtained with standard reference of food permissible limits within certified concentration ranges. Vegetables samples were collected from different planting pattern which are from market and organic plantation at Parit Raja, Johor. The collection of samples were conducted within two months period. The samples were analysed for their pH, total organic carbon and heavy metals including Lead (Pb), Copper (Cu), Cadmium (Cd), Zinc (Zn) and Uranium (U). The determination of heavy metals was using ICP-MS. The accumulation of Cd in vegetable from the market and organic plantation was determined to be higher concentration than other heavy metals. However, the result showed that the concentration of Pb, Cu, Zn and U are within the permissible limit standard.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy metals--Environmental aspects; Runoff--Purification--Heavy metals removal; Water--Pollution; Factory and trade waste--Environmental aspects; Pollution--Experiments; Government publications--Malaysia
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD201-500 Water supply for domestic and industrial purposes > TD419-428 Water pollution
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Physics and Chemistry
Depositing User: Mrs. Siti Noraida Miskan
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2022 03:02
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2022 03:02
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/3039

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