Health Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals via Consumption of Vegetables grown in soil of agricultural field

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Shweta Sura, Devesh Mishra, Pratishtha Sharma


In India, a large number (more than 50) of vegetables are frequently consumed because of their high nutritional value. However, disruptions of biological and metabolic processes in the human body are what cause heavy metal poisoning of vegetables in industrial areas. The health risk assessment for heavy metals is a particularly efficient technique since it may reveal details regarding possible risks from produce contaminated with heavy metals. Different studies employ various methodologies for assessing health risk. The risk of health issues due to eating common vegetables poses to human healthiness because of the existence of heavy metals (Cr, Cu, Pb, Cd, and Ni). Lagenaria siceraria and Solanum melongena that are harvested from the field is described in the present study. Along with the methodologies employed for the health risk assessment, one of these procedures is the chronic daily intake of metals (CDI). The hazard quotient (HQ) is used to evaluate health risk. All of the analysed components' predicted daily intakes were incredibly low.

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