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Topic: Health Implication Of Consumption Of Celosia Argentea, Lactuca Sativa And Corchorus Olitorius Planted Along Lagos Badagry Expressway.
To examine if the metals (Fe, Zn, Cd, Cu, Cr, Pb) content in Lactuca sativa, Celosia argentea, and Corchorus olitorius being planted and harvested long Lagos Badagry Expressway are within standard safety level.
|1.||Ph.D (BOTANY)||University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba||1990|
COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF HEAVY METALS IN Talinum triangulare (WATER LEAF) GROWN IN INDUSTRIAL, RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL AREA OF LAGOS STATE, A CASE STUDY OF OJO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF LAGOS STATE
Introduction:Vegetables are part of daily diets in many households forming an important source of vitamins required for health. However, the external morphology of vegetables cannot guarantee safety from contamination.
Aims and objectives:This study was conducted to determine the concentration of heavy metals; copper (Cu), calcium (Ca), cadmium (Ca), chromium (Cu) and iron (Fe) in Talinum triangulare (water leaf plant).
Methodology:The heavy metals present in water leaf and soil were analyzed using Inductively Coupled Plasma–Optical Emission Spectrometer.
Results:The results showed that Zn, Fe, Cr, Cu were within the safe limit from all sites. However, Calcium and Cadmium were beyond the WHO/FAO recommended dietary intake.
Contribution to knowledge:Nevertheless, water leaf plants from these sites can be suggested in conditions of calcium and cadmium deficiencies.
ADU AYOTUNDE is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Botany
ADU has a Ph.D in BOTANY from University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba