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Heavy metal contamination in soils and food crops around Dabaoshan mine in Guangdong, China: implication for human health.
Environ Geochem Health. 2009 Dec; 31(6):707-15.EG

Abstract

This study was designed to investigate heavy metal (Cu, Zn, Pb, and Cd) contamination levels of soils, vegetables, and rice grown in the vicinity of the Dabaoshan mine, south China. The concentration of Cu, Zn, Pb, and Cd in paddy soil exceeded the maximum allowable concentrations for Chinese agricultural soil. The heavy metal concentrations (mg kg(-1), dry weight basis) in vegetables ranged from 5.0 to 14.3 for Cu, 34.7 to 170 for Zn, 0.90 to 2.23 for Pb, and 0.45 to 4.1 for Cd. The concentrations of Pb and Cd in rice grain exceeded the maximum permissible limits in China. Dietary intake of Pb and Cd through the consumption of rice and certain vegetable exceeded the recommended dietary allowance levels. The status of heavy metal concentrations of food crops grown in the vicinity of Dabaoshan mine and their implications for human health should be further investigated.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Institute of Ecology, South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510560, China.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19214759

Citation

Zhuang, P, et al. "Heavy Metal Contamination in Soils and Food Crops Around Dabaoshan Mine in Guangdong, China: Implication for Human Health." Environmental Geochemistry and Health, vol. 31, no. 6, 2009, pp. 707-15.
Zhuang P, Zou B, Li NY, et al. Heavy metal contamination in soils and food crops around Dabaoshan mine in Guangdong, China: implication for human health. Environ Geochem Health. 2009;31(6):707-15.
Zhuang, P., Zou, B., Li, N. Y., & Li, Z. A. (2009). Heavy metal contamination in soils and food crops around Dabaoshan mine in Guangdong, China: implication for human health. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 31(6), 707-15. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-009-9248-3
Zhuang P, et al. Heavy Metal Contamination in Soils and Food Crops Around Dabaoshan Mine in Guangdong, China: Implication for Human Health. Environ Geochem Health. 2009;31(6):707-15. PubMed PMID: 19214759.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Heavy metal contamination in soils and food crops around Dabaoshan mine in Guangdong, China: implication for human health. AU - Zhuang,P, AU - Zou,B, AU - Li,N Y, AU - Li,Z A, Y1 - 2009/02/13/ PY - 2008/06/15/received PY - 2009/01/23/accepted PY - 2009/2/14/entrez PY - 2009/2/14/pubmed PY - 2013/1/5/medline SP - 707 EP - 15 JF - Environmental geochemistry and health JO - Environ Geochem Health VL - 31 IS - 6 N2 - This study was designed to investigate heavy metal (Cu, Zn, Pb, and Cd) contamination levels of soils, vegetables, and rice grown in the vicinity of the Dabaoshan mine, south China. The concentration of Cu, Zn, Pb, and Cd in paddy soil exceeded the maximum allowable concentrations for Chinese agricultural soil. The heavy metal concentrations (mg kg(-1), dry weight basis) in vegetables ranged from 5.0 to 14.3 for Cu, 34.7 to 170 for Zn, 0.90 to 2.23 for Pb, and 0.45 to 4.1 for Cd. The concentrations of Pb and Cd in rice grain exceeded the maximum permissible limits in China. Dietary intake of Pb and Cd through the consumption of rice and certain vegetable exceeded the recommended dietary allowance levels. The status of heavy metal concentrations of food crops grown in the vicinity of Dabaoshan mine and their implications for human health should be further investigated. SN - 1573-2983 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19214759/Heavy_metal_contamination_in_soils_and_food_crops_around_Dabaoshan_mine_in_Guangdong_China:_implication_for_human_health_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1007/s10653-009-9248-3 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -