:: Volume 7, Issue 1 (Winter 2018) ::
Arch Hyg Sci 2018, 7(1): 61-64 Back to browse issues page
Survey Heavy Metal Content in Cydonia Fruits Collected from Market Sites in Hamadan, Iran
Amin Jahangard * , Nasim Rouniasi
Department of the Environment, Young Researchers and Elite Club, Hamedan, Branch, Islamic Azad University, Hamedan, Iran
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Background & Aims of the Study: High concentration of toxic metals in foodstuffs is among the public interest and therefore requires rapid methods to survey the concentration of these contaminants. In the present study, concentration of some heavy metals (lead, copper and arsenic) in Cydonia fruits from Hamadan city market were determined by atomic absorption spectrophotometry.
Materials & Methods: To this purpose, heavy metal concentration of 9 fruit samples were surveyed by ICP (710-ES) and compared to specified level by World Health Organization (FAO/WHO). Statistical analyses were done by SPSS 19.0.
Results: According to obtained resuls Pb content differed from 0.03 to 0.85 mg/kg, Cu concentration ranged from 0.09 to 0.21 mg/kg, As content has been ranged between 0.6 to 5.4 mg/kg the mean content of all metals in studied samples were lower than MPL.
Conclusions: According to our results using of fertilizer, pesticides and contaminated irrigation water has contributed to the elevation of heavy metal concentrations in agricultural soils and products significantly.

Keywords: Cydonia, Heavy metals, Hamadan, Iran.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/08/23 | Accepted: 2017/12/27 | Published: 2018/01/1

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