Heavy metal load of soil, water and vegetables in peri-urban Delhi.

@article{Singh2006HeavyML,
  title={Heavy metal load of soil, water and vegetables in peri-urban Delhi.},
  author={S. Gyneshwar Singh and M. Ananth Kumar},
  journal={Environmental monitoring and assessment},
  year={2006},
  volume={120 1-3},
  pages={79-91}
}
Peri-urban lands are often used for production of vegetables for better market accessibility and higher prices. But most of these lands are contaminated with heavy metals through industrial effluents, sewage and sludge, and vehicular emission. Vegetables grown in such lands, therefore, are likely to be contaminated with heavy metals and unsafe for consumption. Samples of vegetables i.e., spinach (Spinacia oleracea L.) and okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.); soil and irrigation water were… CONTINUE READING

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