Microcystin-LR bioaccumulation and depuration kinetics in lettuce and arugula: Human health risk assessment.

@article{CordeiroArajo2016MicrocystinLRBA,
  title={Microcystin-LR bioaccumulation and depuration kinetics in lettuce and arugula: Human health risk assessment.},
  author={Micheline K{\'e}zia Cordeiro-Ara{\'u}jo and Mathias Ahii Chia and J. D. T. Arruda-Neto and Valdemar L Tornisielo and Franz Zirena Vilca and Maria do Carmo Bittencourt-Oliveira},
  journal={The Science of the total environment},
  year={2016},
  volume={566-567},
  pages={1379-1386}
}
Microcystin-LR (MC-LR) is one of the most toxic and common microcystins (MCs) variant found in aquatic ecosystems. Little is known about the possibility of recovering microcystins contaminated agricultural crops. The objectives of this study were to determine the bioaccumulation and depuration kinetics of MC-LR in leaf tissues of lettuce and arugula, and estimate the total daily intake (ToDI) of MC-LR via contaminated vegetables by humans. Arugula and lettuce were irrigated with contaminated… CONTINUE READING