Evaluation of some pollutant levels in bitter orange trees: implications for human health.

@article{Oliva2008EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of some pollutant levels in bitter orange trees: implications for human health.},
  author={Sabina Rossini Oliva and Benito Oliva Vald{\'e}s and Mar{\'i}a Dolores Mingorance},
  journal={Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association},
  year={2008},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={65-72}
}
UNLABELLED Samples of bitter orange (Citrus aurantium L.) fruits (epicarp and mesocarp), leaves and its fruit marmalade from sites in Seville (Andalucia, Spain) with different levels of traffic were analysed for Ba, Cd, Cu, Fe, Mn, Ni, Pb and Zn concentrations by ICP/AES. Comparative values are given from a background area. The effect of washing on metal content in epicarp and leaves was investigated. Results revealed that Ba, Fe and Mn accumulated in leaves > epicarp > mesocarp, Cu and Ni in… CONTINUE READING