Monitoring of heavy metals and trace elements contamination in the soil and vegetables and air pollution in the Republic of Macedonia

Bogdanova Popov, Biljana and Karapetkovska-Hristova, Vesna and Ahmad, M. Ayaz and Petrovska, Marija (2014) Monitoring of heavy metals and trace elements contamination in the soil and vegetables and air pollution in the Republic of Macedonia. International Journal of Enhanced Research in Science Technology & Engeneering, 3 (1). pp. 205-214. ISSN 2319-7463

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Abstract

Abstract: The concentration of toxic heavy metals Lead (Pb) and Cadmium (Cd), trace element Zinc (Zn) and metalloid Arsenic (As) in some vegetable and soil samples have been evaluated in four cities named as; Skopje, Veles, Ohrid and Kocani, of Republic of Macedonia. In general, the excess of concentration of such toxic metals, trace element and metalloid in vegetables and soil are dangerous and can cause serious problems to all organisms and heavy metal bio accumulation in the food chain especially can be riskful to the human health. A total of 30 samples of few vegetables and 30 samples of soils have been collected from the surface layer (0–20 cm) from the respective areas in the Republic of Macedonia. In our present work, we determined the concentrations of above metals / elements by inductively coupled plasma – optical emission spectroscopy (ICP-OES) method and found that these concentrations are in relation to the prescribed standards criteria of WHO-World health organization and FAO-Food and Agriculture Organization. Keywords: Toxic heavy metals, health risks, concentration in (mg/kg), World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnical Sciences
Depositing User: prof. d-r Vesna Karapetkovska - Hristova
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2020 23:08
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2020 23:08
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/4936

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