Survey of iron, zinc, calcium, copper, lead, and cadmium in rice samples grown in Iran.

  title={Survey of iron, zinc, calcium, copper, lead, and cadmium in rice samples grown in Iran.},
  author={Ebrahim Falahi and Roshanak Hedaiati and Ali Reza Ghiasvand},
  journal={Food additives & contaminants. Part B, Surveillance},
  volume={3 2},
In the present study ninety nine polished white rice samples were collected in three areas, all over Lorestan Province located in the west of Iran, and analysed for six elements by Flame Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (FAAS). For individual elements, Zinc (Zn) showed the highest concentration among the analysed essential elements with a mean of 28.6 mg kg(-1) and next to copper (Cu) of 22.8 mg kg(-1). Analysis of the essential and toxic elements for possible inter-area variation by ANOVA showed… CONTINUE READING

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