Arsenic accumulation in native plants of West Bengal, India: prospects for phytoremediation but concerns with the use of medicinal plants.

@article{Tripathi2012ArsenicAI,
  title={Arsenic accumulation in native plants of West Bengal, India: prospects for phytoremediation but concerns with the use of medicinal plants.},
  author={Preeti Tripathi and Sanjay Dwivedi and Aradhana Mishra and Amit Kumar and Richa Dave and Sudhakar Srivastava and Mridul Kumar Shukla and Pankaj Kumar Srivastava and Debasis Chakrabarty and Prabodh Trivedi and Rudra Deo Tripathi},
  journal={Environmental monitoring and assessment},
  year={2012},
  volume={184 5},
  pages={2617-31}
}
Arsenic (As) is a widespread environmental and food chain contaminant and class I, non-threshold carcinogen. Plants accumulate As due to ionic mimicry that is of importance as a measure of phytoremediation but of concern due to the use of plants in alternative medicine. The present study investigated As accumulation in native plants including some medicinal… CONTINUE READING