Accumulation of heavy metals in leaf vegetables from agricultural soils and associated potential health risks in the Pearl River Delta, South China

@inproceedings{Chang2014AccumulationOH,
  title={Accumulation of heavy metals in leaf vegetables from agricultural soils and associated potential health risks in the Pearl River Delta, South China},
  author={Chunguang Chang and Huanyun Yu and Junhua Chen and Fengling Li and Hong'ou Zhang and Chuan-ping Liu},
  booktitle={Environmental monitoring and assessment},
  year={2014}
}
This study investigated the extent of heavy metal accumulation in leaf vegetables and associated potential health risks in agricultural areas of the Pearl River Delta (PRD), South China. Total concentrations of mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb), chromium (Cr) and arsenic (As) were determined in 92 pairs of soil and leaf vegetable (flowering Chinese cabbage, lettuce, pakchoi, Chinese cabbage, loose-leaf lettuce, and Chinese leaf mustard) samples collected from seven agricultural areas… CONTINUE READING
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