Assessing potential dietary toxicity of heavy metals in selected vegetables and food crops

  title={Assessing potential dietary toxicity of heavy metals in selected vegetables and food crops},
  author={Ejaz ul Islam and Xiao-e Yang and Zhenli He and Qaisar Khalid Mahmood},
  journal={Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B},
Heavy metals, such as cadmium, copper, lead, chromium and mercury, are important environmental pollutants, particularly in areas with high anthropogenic pressure. Their presence in the atmosphere, soil and water, even in traces can cause serious problems to all organisms, and heavy metal bioaccumulation in the food chain especially can be highly dangerous to human health. Heavy metals enter the human body mainly through two routes namely: inhalation and ingestion, ingestion being the main route… CONTINUE READING
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