Pavlovska, Gorica and Jankuloska, Vezirka and Stamatovska, Viktorija (2016) LEAD AND CADMIUM IN APRICOTS AND PEACHES FROM AREAS OF VELES. KNOWLEDGE - International Journal, 15 (1). pp. 439-441. ISSN 2545-4439 (Online)

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Lead (Pb) and cadmium (Cd) are heavy metals that even in very low concentrations are dangerous
after human health. Heavy metals can be found mostly in soil around large industrial mills or soil along the
highways. Plants that grow on such land have the ability to absorb the heavy metals from the soil. The ability of
absorption depends on the type of the plant. We determined the concentration of Pb and Cd in two types of fruit:
peaches and apricots. Fruits we have analyzed were planted in areas near Veles , where the soil is contaminated
with lead and cadmium because of the thirty year working of the smelter for lead and zinc. The fruits that were
analyzed were taken from three areas of Veles: Basino Selo, Rechani and Ivankovci. Two of them (Basino Selo
and Rechani) are near the smelter and are contaminated while one of these areas (Ivankovci) is a non
contaminated area. The concentration of Pb and Cd in apricots and peaches was determined by atomic emission
spectrometry with inductively coupled plasma (ICP-AES). Analyses have shown that the concentration of Pb
and Cd in both types of fruits is several times higher in the contaminated areas than in non contaminated area. A
comparison between the obtained concentrations od Pb and CD in the analyzed fruit and the allowed
concentrations from the Regulation on food security of the Republic of Macedonia was obtained.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Natural sciences > Chemical sciences
Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Agricultural Sciences > Other agricultural sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Technology and Technical Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. d-r. Gorica Pavlovska
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2023 08:50
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2023 08:50
URI: https://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/7962

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