Chauhan, World Journal of Science 2014; 2(2):253-261 ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METALS IN SOIL AND MUSHROOM AND ITS DETERMINATION BY ATOMIC ABSORPTION SPECTROMETRY ASSESSMENT OF HEAVY METALS IN SOIL AND MUSHROOM AND ITS DETERMINATION BY ATOMIC ABSORPTION SPECTROMETRY

M Chauhan, Monika Chauhan
2014 World Journal of Science   unpublished
The concentrations of heavy metals in the soils and mushroom samples collected from Sonipat, India have been determined by flame atomic absorption spectrometry after acid digestion. All element concentrations were determined on a dry weight basis. A total of 2 species of mushroom was studied. In both species-Agaricus bisporus and Pleurotus sajor caju, Zn was found to be highest 72.7 mg/kg and 78.5 mg/kg respectively. t-Test and One Way ANOVA were applied to find variations in different mushroom
more » ... different mushroom and soil samples respectively. High automobile traffic was identified as the most likely source of the contamination as there was no other nearby source of metal pollution. Based upon the safety standards, consumption of those mushrooms that grow in the polluted urban area should be avoided.
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