Concentration of some heavy metals in organically grown primitive, old and modern wheat genotypes: implications for human health.

@article{Hussain2012ConcentrationOS,
  title={Concentration of some heavy metals in organically grown primitive, old and modern wheat genotypes: implications for human health.},
  author={Abrar Hussain and Hans Larsson and Ramune Kuktaite and Eva Johansson},
  journal={Journal of environmental science and health. Part. B, Pesticides, food contaminants, and agricultural wastes},
  year={2012},
  volume={47 7},
  pages={751-8}
}
The concentration of six HMs (Cd, Cr, Co, Pb, Hg and Ni) was analysed in 321 organically grown winter and spring wheat genotypes from six genotype groups, i.e. selections, old landraces, primitive wheat, spelt, old cultivars and cultivars. Also the potential risk of individual toxic HM to human health was estimated by using the Hazard Quotient (HQ). Significantly the lowest grain concentration of Cd was found in primitive wheat as compared to all other investigated genotype groups. Intake of HM… CONTINUE READING