Heavy Metal Content of Paddy Plants in Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

@inproceedings{Khairiah2013HeavyMC,
  title={Heavy Metal Content of Paddy Plants in Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia},
  author={Jamatul Khairiah and Azie Rahimah Ramlee and Habibah binti Jamil and Zulkifle Ismail and Basma S. Ismail},
  year={2013}
}
The accumulation of heavy metals in paddy plants due to the utilization of rock phosphate, urea and N:P:K fertilizers for paddy cultivation over decades in Malaysia, has become a rising concern. Thus, the present study was aimed at determining the heavy metal concentration in two paddy varieties (MRQ 74 and MR 219) cultivated in Langkawi Island, situated in the state of Kedah, Malaysia. Extraction of the heavy metals (Fe, Zn, Cu, Pb and Cd) from the rice grain, leaf, stem and root were carried… CONTINUE READING

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