Heavy metals in soil, vegetables and fruits in the endemic upper gastrointestinal cancer region of Turkey.


The environmental exposure to heavy metals is a well-known risk factor for cancer. We investigated levels of seven different heavy metals, (Co, Cd, Pb, Zn, Mn, Ni and Cu) in soil, fruit and vegetable samples of Van region in Eastern Turkey where upper gastrointestinal (GI) cancers are endemic. Heavy metal contents of the samples were determined by flame… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/S1382-6689(02)00156-4


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