Volume No. 12 Issue No.: 02 Page No.: 139-142 Oct.-Dec. 2017

 

HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION IN VEGETABLES GROWN IN WASTE WATER IRRIGATED AT INDUSTRIAL AREA OF SEHORE, INDIA

 

Dhurve (markam) Reena*1 and Verma Asha2

1. Department of Chemistry, Chandrashekhar Azad Govt. P.G. Nodal College, Sehore, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)
2. Department of Chemistry, Govt. Science & Commerce Benazir College Bhopal (INDIA)

 

Received on : August 20, 2017

 

ABSTRACT

 

Toxicity Heavy Metals (HMs) is one of the major biotic stresses leading to hazardous effects in plants. Heavy metal contaminations in vegetables are found mainly because of industrial effluents being used in farming. A trace of essential HMs such as Cu, Zn, Pb, Cd, Cr, As, Ni, can be necessary for plant metabolism but their higher concentration is hazardous and harmful to plants and human being as well. Vegetables constituted are one of the most important need of man and have a direct bearing threat to his health. Vegetable samples were collected from agricultural land irrigated with industrial effluents at Sehore, India in the year 2016. Results so obtained are very alarming and disappointing. Some of the vegetables are found 1.8-18 times more contaminated than that of their permissible limits given by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI, 2016). Eventually, accumulation of heavy metals may cause dangerous disease like cancer.

 

Keywords : Heavy metals, Vegetables, Concentration, Toxicity, Pollution

 

 

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