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Heavy metal contamination in vegetables and its detection: a review

Mohd Ruzaidy, Nur Illia and Amid, Azura (2020) Heavy metal contamination in vegetables and its detection: a review. Science Heritage Journal (GWS), 4 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2521-0858 E-ISSN 2521-0866

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The quality of marketed vegetables cannot be guaranteed as many of them has been contaminated with heavy metals such as lead, cadmium and arsenic. These heavy metals can act as either growth supporter or threat depending on their types and amount absorbed by the plants. The consumption of an excessive amount of heavy metals in vegetable may cause several diseases such as renal dysfunction and bone depletion. There are few methods used to detect heavy metal contamination such as Atomic Absorption Analysis (AAS), Neutron Activation Analysis (NAA), X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF) and Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometry (ICPMS). This paper discusses all these methods to compare their efficiency, advantages and disadvantages to select the best method for heavy metal detection in vegetables.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3688/80333
Uncontrolled Keywords: Contamination, heavy metal, ICPMS, vegetable
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): International Institute for Halal Research and Training (INHART)
Depositing User: Prof Ts Dr Azura Amid
Date Deposited: 06 May 2020 00:16
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 00:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/80333

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