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Heavy metal concentrations in vegetables cultivated and sold in Machakos Municipality, Kenya
Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
Heavy metal contamination of vegetables is a key aspect of food quality assurance since vegetables form a substantial proportion of the daily human diet. Health risks in urban populations due to exposure to heavy metals are on the increase because of the consumption of vegetables irrigated with wastewater. This study analyzed the concentration of Cd, Cu, Pb, Zn and Cr in spinach and kales grown using contaminated water of the Mitheu urban stream and those sold within Machakos municipality.doi:10.4314/jasem.v24i12.3 fatcat:45yscyd4ejgdrezu7jgehhxwx4