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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)

Assessment and effects of Lead (Pb) and Chromium (Cr) from vegetables grown by waste water irrigation at doctor’s quarters in Bauchi metropolis, Nigeria

Author(s): John DS, Ekanem EO, Shibdawa MA, Dauda BS, Mustapha AB and Lawal NM
Abstract: Vegetables that are widely consumed in Bauchi metropolis include Spinach (Amaranthus spinosus) called Alaiyaho in Hausa, Jute leaves popularly known as Rama in Hausa (Hibiscus cannabinus) and Tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) also known as Tumatir, are cultivated through irrigation with wastewater. Lead (Pb) and Chromium (Cr) were analyzed from vegetables grown by wastewater irrigation at Doctors Quarters of Bauchi metropolis. The samples of the vegetables were collected from the sample locations through random sampling for reliable representation. Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer model 210 VGS was used for the analysis using a standard procedure. The concentration of Pb in Spinach, Jute Leaves and Tomatoes ranged from 2.10 mg/kg – 3.00 mg/kg which are all above the Minimum permissible limits (2.00 mg/kg) of World Health Organization (WHO, 1996). While Cr ranged from 1.20 mg/kg – 1.28 mg/kg which are all within the minimum permissible limit (1.30mg/kg) of WHO.
Pages: 2083-2085  |  324 Views  17 Downloads
How to cite this article:
John DS, Ekanem EO, Shibdawa MA, Dauda BS, Mustapha AB, Lawal NM. Assessment and effects of Lead (Pb) and Chromium (Cr) from vegetables grown by waste water irrigation at doctor’s quarters in Bauchi metropolis, Nigeria. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2017;6(6):2083-2085.
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